The Carney Awards Embark On Exclusive Broadcast Partnership With Cozi TV

The Carney Awards announced today that NBCUniversal's Cozi TV will serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the 2017 Carney Awards. The partnership marks the first time that The Carney Awards will be broadcast in homes throughout the country. The Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00pm EST.

"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," Elvis Duran, Executive Producer of The Carney Awards, said.

"On behalf of my family and The Carney Awards, I want to thank NBC/UNI and COZI-TV for shining a spotlight on Hollywood's most UNSUNG heroes - the character actors. We see and love them every day, and it is time we get to know them up close and personal. It was my father's vision to bring these wonderful talents into the national spotlight. The Carney Awards will do just that," Brian Carney, Art Carney's son, said about the partnership.

"COZI TV is thrilled to be the exclusive broadcast partner for the 2017 Carney Awards, recognizing the most outstanding character actors on television," said Meredith McGinn, Senior Vice President, Cozi TV and LX.TV Productions. "The addition of the Carney Awards reflects COZI TV's commitment to adding new, original content for our loyal viewers and further expanding our broadcast lineup which includes many of television's most beloved and iconic programming such as Will & Grace, Frasier, Columbo and many others."

As previously announced, this year's class of exemplary honorees includes favorites of stage and screen William H. Macy, Wendie Malick, William Fichtner, Richard Kind and Xander Berkeley. ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron will host the evening with additional TV and film favorites presenting the Awards (to be announced at a later date). The broadcast will be taped at an invite-only ceremony on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA.

Named in honor of the late, great Oscar and six-time Emmy winning actor Art Carney, the Carney Awards were created by Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz, his brother Jim Katz, an Emmy Award winning producer, and Brian Carney, actor/voice-over artist and Art's son. The Carney Awards is a joint production between The Elvis Duran Group and Radcliffe Road Pictures. National radio personality Elvis Duran, the Katz brothers and Carney are executive producers.

Now in its third year, The Carney Awards honors Hollywood's leading character actors each year for their outstanding achievements in character acting. Past honorees include Gary Cole, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dan Hedaya, Conchata Ferrell, Steve Buscemi, Bob Balaban, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill, David Paymer, CCH Pounder and Jonathan Banks.

For more information, visit or follow @CarneyAwards on Twitter.

About The Elvis Duran Group: The Elvis Duran Group is an entertainment company focused on creating content for numerous platforms including radio, television, theater, film, live events and digital. Based in New York City, Katz and top-rated national radio personality Elvis Duran launched the privately held company in 2007. Duran hosts Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the most listened to Top 40 morning show in the U.S.

About COZI TV: COZI TV is NBC's national multicast network designed to deliver an easy-to-watch, comfortable and familiar viewing experience to audiences across the country. Cozi TV features many of America's most beloved and iconic television series, including Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man andThe Bionic Woman. Cozi TV launched on January 1, 2013 on the multicast channels of the NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in more than 87 million homes nationally, or nearly 79 percent of the U.S. The network has 106 affiliates, serving the top 10 U.S. television markets. Cozi TV is programmed around the clock, including scheduled blocks of time each day for viewers to connect to their community with local news, sports and special events. For more on COZI TV, visit

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