ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ADAM DEVINE TO HOST "2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS" LIVE ON SUNDAY, MAY 7 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
New York, NY - April 5, 2017 - MTV today announced that comedian, film and TV star Adam Devine will host young Hollywood's party of the year at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Nominees and categories will be announced tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.
"I'm so excited to host the 'MTV Movie & TV Awards,'" said Adam Devine. "I have dreamed about it since I was a teenager. It was usually a dry dream, but I would be remiss if I didn't admit that sometimes it was wet."
Adam Devine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show "Workaholics," which recently wrapped it's seventh and final season. Devine starred opposite Zac Efron in the recent hit, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and can next be seen in Magic Camp where he will be playing Andy, a camp counselor who returns to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career.
Additionally, Devine will be seen alongside Alexandra Daddario in Netflix's "When We First Met," which will be released in 2017. Devine has headlined sold-out comedy shows all over the nation. Devine acts, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy's material, including "Workaholics." Coming up Devine will be seen in Mail Order Comedy's new project "Game Over, Man!," which is set to release end of 2017 on Netflix.
For her second consecutive year, Casey Patterson will serve as Executive Producer with MTV's Garrett English for the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards." Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
Official sponsors of the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" include Always(R), Diamond Producers Association(TM), Taco Bell(R), Toyota C-HR and truth(R).
MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).
About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy(R)-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson's current projects include the breakout hit-series "Lip Sync Battle," the highest-rated series in Spike history; the revamped "2016 MTV Movie Awards;" Spike's "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" airing this June; "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions; Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle: Shorties;" and "Guys Choice." Additional credits include such high-profile events as the "The Concert for New York City," "The Concert of the Century at the White House," "Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special," "The Comedy Awards," "Between Two Ferns - A Fairy Tale of New York," "The Video Game Awards," "SCREAM Awards," "GQ Men of the Year Awards," VH1's "Vogue Fashion Awards," VH1's "Divas Live," FOX's "Billboard Music Awards," and NBC's "Concert for America."