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[10/27/11 - 09:35 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco to Host the "People's Choice Awards 2012" Airing Wednesday, January 11 on CBS
"Kaley is sexy, funny and smart - everything you want in a host - everything you get to see each week on 'The Big Bang Theory,'" said Jack Sussman.

[via press release from CBS]

"THE BIG BANG THEORY'S" KALEY CUOCO TO HOST "PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2012" WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

October 27, 2011 - Kaley Cuoco, star of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" will host PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2012, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kaley as the new host of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2012," said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. "She's been making people laugh on top-rated comedy series for the last decade, first with '8 Simple Rules' and now with 'The Big Bang Theory,' Thursday's #1 show. I'm looking forward to working with her on a fun-filled, comedy-packed show in January."

"Kaley is sexy, funny and smart - everything you want in a host - everything you get to see each week on 'The Big Bang Theory,' " said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment. "Can't wait to see what she brings to PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2012."

Prior to her role as Penny on "The Big Bang Theory," winner of the 2010 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy, Cuoco was best known to television audiences for playing Bridget Hennessy on the series "8 Simple Rules," winner of the 2003 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Earlier this year, Cuoco hosted the Teen Choice Awards.

Cuoco appeared on the big screen in "Hop," opposite James Marsden, and currently she stars in the independent feature "The Last Ride," which is playing at film festivals across the country. Recently, Kaley completed filming a starring role opposite Rob Lowe in the made-for-television movie "Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story."

Voting is currently open to determine this year's nominees in 41 categories at http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nominations/vote.jsp. Voting for the winners will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, following the People's Choice Awards press conference at the Paley Center for Media.

Now in its 38th year, the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television. The "People's Choice" web site at www.peopleschoice.com serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture, and determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Entertainment, Inc., which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production.

About The Executive Producers

Mark Burnett is a producer of primetime television, cable and Internet programming, and has produced over 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries around the world. Burnett has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as "Survivor" (CBS), "The Apprentice" (NBC), and the now syndicated "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (FOX). Burnett has produced the MTV Movie Awards along with Audrey Morrissey for four years. In 2010, Mark and Audrey teamed up again when they took on the People's Choice Awards for the first time. Audrey Morrissey is another prolific producer of television, cable and Internet programming. A veteran of MTV, she and her company, "Live Animals," now produce specials and series domestically and internationally. She once produced an outdoor concert in a Mexican jungle in the middle of a hurricane and has done over 100 specials, including the People's Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Kenny Chesney's "Back Where I Come From," CMT Crossroads, The CMT Music Awards, Latin VMA's and the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year and Independent Spirit Awards.





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