People's Choice Awards ceremony to air on E! for the first time in 2018
UPI News Service, 12/15/2017
The 44th edition of the fan-voted People's Choice Awards is to air on E! Nov. 11.
This is the first time the star-studded gala will be broadcast on the cable network. The prizes honor favorites in film, television, music and digital entertainment.
Production company Den of Thieves' Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager have signed on as the program's executive producers.
"Den of Thieves, Jesse and Evan have an incredible track record in live-event production, and we are excited to tap into their expertise, along with Wilshire Studios, as we evolve and supercharge this fan-centric, iconic franchise for the next generation," Jen Neal, executive producer of live events and executive vice president of marketing for E!, said in a statement Thursday.
"By moving People's Choice Awards outside of the traditional awards season, we are establishing a new window to celebrate the best in pop culture and will harness E!'s tremendous multi-platform reach to engage fans and drive momentum throughout the year."
"We are thrilled to be producing the 2018 People's Choice Awards for E!. The PCAs are an iconic award show because they truly reflect the fans -- through the power of their votes," added Ignjatovic.
"There is no better home for this show than on E! and we can't wait to bring that fan energy to the stage in 2018."
The most recent installment aired on CBS Jan. 18, 2017. Joel McHale was the gala's host.
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