via press release:
“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.