After 40 years with CBS, The Kennedy Center Honors signed a deal to remain with the network through 2018, reports Deadline.com. The agreement between the network and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ensures that the awards continue to be a televised event.
In a statement, CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves, said, “The Kennedy Center Honors continues to be one of the most prestigious broadcasts on all of television, and we are honored to be its host. It is a unique event that reinforces our country’s collective appreciation for the performing arts with tremendous class, style and, yes, entertainment.”
The annual special broadcast blends music, dance and celebrity in honoring the greatest artists in America. Last year’s broadcast won the Emmy Award as outstanding variety, musical or comedy special for the third straight year.