Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston will host the Television Critics Association Awards next month.

This will be the Breaking Bad star's first time as host. He is also nominated for individual achievement in drama, which he won in 2009.

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"Bryan is the perfect host for the TCA's annual awards show," TCA President Candace Havens said in a statement. "As professional television journalists we've recognized his performances through the years as both a comedic and dramatic star. In fact, we honored his work in 2009 with a TCA Award for his role on Breaking Bad. But, as TV fans we've laughed along with some of his hilarious characters like Hal in Malcolm in the Middle and Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld. We're all thrilled that he will headline our awards this year."

Cranston follows an eclectic array of past hosts, including Conan O'Brien, The Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard and Bob Newhart.

The TCA Awards, which are not televised, will be handed out Saturday, July 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.