Mark Burnett Returns as Executive Producer of “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016”

Awards Show Will Broadcast Live Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 on CBS

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, which will broadcast live from the
Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan.
6, 2016
(9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television
Network. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 will serve as the kick-off to the
2016 awards show season.

Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Kimmie H. Kim will join Burnett on the
production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as
Executive Producers, with Kim as Co-Executive Producer of the telecast.

“Every year we set the bar higher on how we can deliver the biggest show
that engages fans,” said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. “Last year the
fans cast hundreds of millions of votes to choose the winners. In my
seventh year we are looking forward to entertaining the fans and
engaging them like never before.”

“We are thrilled to have the People’s Choice Awards return for its
seventh year at Microsoft Theater,” said Lee Zeidman, President,
Microsoft Theater. “Since 2010 it has always been a great way to kick
off the New Year at our venue with some of the biggest stars of music,
television and movies along with all of their devoted fans.”

The People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show where fans
choose the nominees and winners across multiple genres of movies, music
and television. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) will distribute the show
internationally. Voting to determine the nominees begins Tuesday,
October 13, 2015 (10:00 AM, ET) at
through Thursday, October 22, 2015 (11:59 PM, ET). The nominations
announcement press conference, to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, will reveal the final
nominees in all categories and launch the second phase of voting on the
website and social platforms. Voting to determine the winners will
remain open until Thursday, December 3, 2015. Voting for the Favorite
New TV Comedy and Drama categories will begin Friday, December 4, 2015
and run throughout the first hour of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 on
January 6.


Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only
major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in
movies, music and television. The People’s Choice official website at
houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners
for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are
determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales
and data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research.
Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and serves alongside
Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the awards show. The
awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are
owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United Artist Media Group
(UAMG), a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst


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