The live broadcast of the People’s Choice Awards — which have the distinction of being the only major awards show to honor fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital — will be hosted by Joel McHale, CBS Entertainment announced today.
The live broadcast is set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, on CBS.
Comedian and actor McHale stars on the CBS show “The Great Indoors.” He previously appeared on “Community” and is well-known for his long run as host of the pop culture show “The Soup.” He also appeared in the revival of the sci-fi series “The X-Files.”
“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars!,” McHale said. “And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was Les Moonves, so no one questioned it.”
Executive producer Mark Burnett was also supportive of McHale’s selection, saying: “Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show. He is a triple threat. — an actor, a writer and a performer — and we look forward to him bringing all of those amazing talents to ‘People’s Choice Awards 2017.’”