In unsurprising news, CBS has announced that Ken Ehrlich will be returning to his Primetime Emmy Awards role as a producer of this year's telecast. Ehrlich has worked the last few years on the Grammy Awards, but has not worked on an Emmy broadcast since 2008.
“Ken has been a great partner with CBS throughout the years on many specials,” said Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment executive vice president of specials, music and live events. “The incredible ratings success of the Grammy Awards, particularly in recent years, demonstrates his talent for packaging industry celebrations into exciting live television events with tremendous energy and entertainment. We’re thrilled to have him on board as executive producer of this year’s Emmy Awards.”
This will be his sixth Emmy Awards as executive producer.
“We are excited to welcome Ken and his team back to the Primetime Emmys,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “This is a landmark year in television excellence, and we are confident he will produce an extraordinary show.”
Ehrlich has a history of award shows beyond just the two already mentioned. He has worked on the live telecasts of the Blockbuster Awards, the Alma Awards, the Latin Grammys, the European MTV Awards and the MTV Movie Awards. In fact, he created the MTV Movie Awards.