Ken Ehrlich will executive-produce this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS announced Friday.
Ehrlich, a longtime Grammy Awards producer, has produced the Emmys five times, but not since 2008.
Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston at Sunday's Grammy Awards, producers for the telecast announced late Saturday.
"We are all pretty devastated. It hit us pretty hard," Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in an interview that was fed to CBS affiliates Saturday. "A lot of us who worked on the show worked with her a number of times, so it's a very sad day for us and...
Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel by Bob D'Amico/ABC
Ken Ehrlich, who has exec-produced the last four Emmy Awards ceremonies, gave TVGuide.com a peek behind the curtain at what's in store for this year's telecast (Sunday, Sept. 21, 8 pm/ET, ABC). Taking a page from TV Land perhaps, the 60th anniversary of the awards will capitalize on nostalgia for the ol' boob tube, but filtered through the eyes of today's television stars, including a slew of newly minted reality-TV personalities. Mickey O'ConnorFIVE HOSTS! To commemorate the first presentation of the best reality TV host award, Ehrlich tapped the category's nominees Jeff Probst of CBS' Survivor, Howie Mandel of NBC's Deal or No Deal, Tom Bergeron of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Heidi Klum of Bravo's Project Runway and last year's Emmy host, Ryan Seacrest of Fox's American Idol to collectively host the telecast. It's a bold, though perhaps appropriate experiment for a year in which unscripted TV took over when writers went on strike. Judging from this clip from...
Awards-show guru Ken Ehrlich is returning to executive-produce the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 60th-annual event will be broadcast Sept. 21 (8 pm/ET) on ABC. Ehrlich is a master of the genre who, it seems, will add a little spice to proceedings. Among his many credits, he produced several of the recent Emmys including the 50th anniversary show and 28 Grammy Award shows, plus he created and produced the MTV movie awards.The show is moving venues this year from the Shrine to the uber-modern Nokia Center in downtown L.A., allowing for new styles and sets to appear. Ehrlich said, "We... have a number of surprises in the works that will certainly make this a memorable Emmy broadcast. Doing the event from the new Nokia Theatre... provides an opportunity to give the show a new and fresh look, and we are already hard at work with our designers to accomplish that and more."And while the Emmy Awards might seem like a long time away, the nominations are coming up July 17. Th...
Apparently having exhausted themselves exhuming Elvis, American Idol bosses Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have elected not to helm this year's Primetime Emmys. The ceremony's 59th edition will now be exec-produced by Ken Ehrlich, who has 27 Grammycasts and three Emmy shows (including last year's) under his belt. "After we wrapped the enormous effort of 'Idol Gives Back,' we looked at our upcoming slate of projects, including the American Idol finale and the additional shows we will be involved in this summer, and realized that we could not devote the creative energy and time necessary to make the Emmys outstanding for the Academy and Fox," Lythgoe and Warwick said in a statement. In other Idol news, the summer-tour schedule has been released, and the fun starts July 6 in Florida and concludes Sept. 22 in New Hampshah. Details at AmericanIdol.com.