Carney Awards Airing on NBC's COZI TV (Exclusive)

Associated Press
William H. Macy

The national multicast network has exclusive rights to the broadcast of the event, in which William H. Macy is among the honorees.

William H. Macy, Wendie Malick, William Fichtner, Richard Kind and Xander Berkeley will be honored this month for achievements in character acting during the third annual Carney Awards, which will now be exclusively broadcast through NBC's COZI TV. The multicast network features series including Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.

Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron will host the private ceremony honoring film and TV stars that will be taped Oct. 29 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

The Carney Awards were named in honor of late Oscar-winning and six-time Emmy-winning actor Art Carney. Previous honorees include Steve Buscemi, Gary Cole and Michael Ealy.

"We love having COZI TV as our broadcast partner for the Carney Awards. From day one, they understood not just the importance of recognizing character actors, but our vision for producing an awards show that was uniquely smart and fun,” said Carney Awards executive producer Elvis Duran. Duran created the awards along with Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz, his brother, Jim Katz, and Carney's son Brian.

COZI TV launched Jan. 1, 2013, on the multicast channels of NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in about 80 million homes nationally.

The Carney Awards will air Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 9 p.m. EST.