12:09pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
T.J. Miller to Return as Critics' Choice Awards Host
The Critics' Choice Awards can't seem to get enough of T.J. Miller.
The Silicon Valley star will return as the host of the annual ceremony, which has been moved to December this year. It will air live on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. The three-hour show will be telecast on A&E from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, the same place it was held in January of this year.
"T.J.'s tremendous presence and comedic humor complement our mission to make this show bigger and better year after year," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vp programming for A&E. "We are honored to have him return as we lead the way into award season celebrating the best of television and film."
"The BFCA and BTJA are very excited about moving the Critics' Choice Awards from the traditional mid-January date to December 11th," added Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. "This is the logical time for the Critics' Choice Awards to be presented in the vanguard of the awards season. The role of critics is to assess new films and television shows and advise the public when they are initially released. So this new date is actually the most appropriate time for our annual year-end assessment of the finest achievements in both media. December 11th will be the first time all of the year's major award contenders will be gathered together to celebrate the best of the best."