Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WWE Superstar John Cena To Host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards

WWE Superstar John Cena has announced the very exciting news on his official Twitter profile page that he will be the host of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2017!:




UPDATE: Below is Nickelodeon USA's official Press Release announcing the exciting news, via Business Wire!:

WWE® Superstar John Cena® to Host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Live on Saturday, March 11, 2017


Tweet about it: @JohnCena @NickelodeonPR @NickelodeonTV #KCA


To download 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards art and GIF, click HERE


January 24, 2017 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WWE Superstar, actor and television host John Cena is set to host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards will celebrate kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, animation and more. With stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will air live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and will be seen by kids around the globe on Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories. Additional Kids’ Choice Awards news, including categories and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.


John Cena, host of the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. Photo: Justin Stephens/Nickelodeon. 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I’m so excited and honored to host this year’s show,” said Cena. “I have a lot of big surprises in store so bring on the slime!”


“John Cena's energy and larger-than-life personality will bring the most excitement, comedy and fun to this year's Kids’ Choice Awards,” said Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, Senior Vice President, Talent and Events for Nickelodeon. “He's a big kid at heart, and we can’t wait to give kids around the world a front row seat to this year’s show.”


Click HERE for John Cena’s bio.

While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards.

Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards include Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Hot Wheels®, Nintendo, Skechers®, Toyota and Walmart.

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.

Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto Nickpress.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Leading up to the reveal, Nickelodeon released a set of hints for fans to guess who they thought would be hosting Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards:


Tap into the unexpected at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, a night so full of surprises and slime, you won't know what hit you! Saturday 11th March 2017 from 8:00pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA!

WIN tickets to Nickelodeon's 30th Annual Kids' Choice Awards here at NickKidsChoiceAwardsSweeps.com!

From The Wrap:

WWE Superstar John Cena Set to Host Nickelodeon’s 2017 ‘Kids’ Choice Awards’

“I have a lot of big surprises in store, so bring on the slime!” Cena says of the March 11 show


Is there anything John Cena can’t do?

The WWE superstar who recently proved his acting skills in “Trainwreck” and his comedy chops on “Saturday Night Live” — hell, he even speaks fluid Mandarin! — is now set to host Nickelodeon’s 2017 “Kids’ Choice Awards” in March.

“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I’m so excited and honored to host this year’s show,” Cena said in an exclusive statement to TheWrap. “I have a lot of big surprises in store, so bring on the slime!”

The announcement was made while the wrestling megastar was acting as a special co-host on NBC’s “Today” Tuesday morning. Yep, he’s literally everywhere!

Nickelodeon’s 2017 “Kids’ Choice Awards” airs live on Saturday, March 11 from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

It’s the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed, while celebrating favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, sports and animation.

With stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will air live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and will be seen by kids around the globe on Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories, the network said in a statement.

The show is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers. Sponsors include Crest, General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Hot Wheels, Skechers, Toyota and Walmart.

Cena’s most recent credits include the TV series “Talking Smack,” as well as Tina Fey’s comedy “Sisters.” He is currently in post-production for “The Wall.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that the WWE star-turned-actor will appear opposite Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz in “The Pact,” an R-rated movie marking the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, who served as a producer on “30 Rock,” as well as co-executive producer on “New Girl,” “Baby Mama” and “Pitch Perfect 2.”

“The Pact” is set to hit theaters in April 2018. In the meantime, you can catch Cena every Tuesday on “WWE SmackDown Live” airing on the USA Network.

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Huge thanks to @Thundermans_S5, @PlanetNickNL, and @Kca_Fan_Zone for the news!
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