'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Terry Crews to Host Television Critics Association Awards

Terry Crews
Terry Crews
 Joe Pugliese

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews has been tapped to host the 30th annual Television Critics Association Awards.

Crews, who also hosts syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, will lead the Saturday, July 19 awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The TCA Awards honor programs and performances in various categories, including news and information, youth, drama, reality and comedy from the 2013-14 television season.

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“This is a major milestone for our organization, and we wanted to go all out to make it one of the biggest and best awards yet,” said Scott Pierce, TCA president. “Terry Crews is a perfect host. His infectious personality is equal parts hilarious, bold, and down-to-earth. His work speaks for itself — from comedy and drama, to sports and reality television, Crews is a diverse talent who can truly do it all. We’re very pleased to have him on board for this landmark occasion.”

A former NFL player, Crews co-stars opposite Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher in the Golden-Globe wining Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He has starred in Bridesmaids, The Expendables, Idiocracy, The 6th Day, as well as sitcoms Are We There Yet? and Everybody Hates Chris. Crews had his own reality series, The Family Crews, on BET.

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Previous TCA Awards hosts have included Bryan Cranston, Conan O'Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman and Dax Shepard.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is nominated in two categories: outstanding new program and outstanding achievement in comedy. HBO's True Detective leads the nominations with four.

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