Joel McHale speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Community", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on July 24, 2014. [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Joel McHale speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Community”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on July 24, 2014. [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Comedian Joel McHale, star of CBS’ “The Great Indoors,” will host the People’s Choice Awards, it was announced Monday.

CBS will broadcast the annual ceremony, which recognizes fan favorites in movies, music, TV and digital categories, live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live on Jan. 18.

“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was Les Moonves, so no one questioned it,” McHale quipped.

McHale is known to television audiences for his starring role in the comedy series “Community,” which aired for six seasons. He was also the host of the series, “The Soup,” which satirized pop culture and current events for 12 seasons, and recently appeared in the revival of the cult sci-fi television series, “The X-Files.”

Voting for People’s Choice Awards has closed for most categories, but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama until show night on www.PeoplesChoice.com.

Tickets to the 43rd awards show are available for fans to purchase through AXS.com.

—City News Service

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