Aziz Ansari to host MTV Movie Awards

Actor co-stars on 'Parks & Recreation'

"Parks & Recreation" co-star Aziz Ansari will host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

"I'm so happy Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' was unavailable and this exciting opportunity was able to come my way," Ansari said in a statement.

"Our audience fell in love with Aziz on 'Human Giant.' They followed him to the movies, TV and stand-up, and connect with him daily online," said Stephen Friedman, general manager of MTV. "Aziz is the perfect host for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, as he will bring his innovative comedy and distinctive style to the movie industry's most rebellious night on television."

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