“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco will be the host of the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
The 38th annual awards are set to air on CBS on Jan. 11, and will once again be determined by fan voting (polls to choose the nominees are now open). The show will be Cuoco’s second time hosting an awards ceremony; she also presided over the Teen Choice Awards earlier this year.
“Kaley is sexy, funny and smart — everything you want in a host [and] everything you get to see each week on ‘The Big Bang Theory,'” says Jack Sussman, head of specials and live events for CBS. “Can’t wait to see what she brings to the People’s Choice Awards 2012.”
Cuoco will be taking over hosting duties from Queen Latifah, who has emceed the show for the past five years.