"THE WORLD DOG AWARDS," HOSTED BY GEORGE LOPEZ, RETURNS TO THE CW IN 2016
May 14, 2015 (New York, New York) ─ The CW Network announced today that the second annual WORLD DOG AWARDS, hosted by George Lopez, will return in January 2016, honoring man’s best friend in a celebration with some of the most famous four-legged stars and the humans who love them. An airdate and time will be announced at a later date.
The WORLD DOG AWARDS honor some of the most talented and laudable pups on the planet, from furry film stars to social media darlings. Awards will include A List Dog, for the celebrity dog who made the biggest impact in media, Top TV Dog, Most Pawpular, awarded to the most famous dogs in social media, and Dog of the Year. Special recognition will also be given to service dogs, animal shelters around the country, and celebrity advocates. Viewers will also have a chance to submit their own nominees on cwtv.com for their favorite cute canine YouTube stars, for best Performing Pups.
Last year’s WORLD DOG AWARDS winners ranged from viral sensations like Hank T. Dog, the unofficial adopted mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers, who won Dog of the Year, and TV star dogs like “Modern Family” celebrity dog “Stella,” to everyday dogs that made a positive impact in their communities. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES star Ian Somerhalder was the recipient of the ASPCA Dog’s Best Friend Award at the inaugural event in 2015.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons. Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry and known for his extensive charity work with various foundations. He can currently be seen on his nationwide comedy tour – Black and Brown Comedy Get Down.
THE WORLD DOG AWARDS is produced by Juma Entertainment with executive producers Robert Horowitz, Josh Greenberg, and George Lopez.
ABOUT THE CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning kids block. For more information, visit www.cwtv.com
ABOUT JUMA ENTERTAINMENT
JUMA Entertainment is a full-service television production and event management company known for its character-driven unscripted series. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and New Hope, PA, JUMA is the co-creator and executive producer of the hit variety game show THE SINGING BEE (NBC/CMT). JUMA’s other credits include VANILLA ICE GOES AMISH (DIY/HGTV), SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS (CBS), SUPERSTARS (ABC), GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN (CW), TV’s HOTTEST COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN (CW), WORLD’S WILDEST COMMERCIALS (ABC), AMISH RENOGADES (DIY), BARN HUNTERS (GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY), SORORITY SISTERS (VH1), MAGIC MAN (TRAVEL), DECEIVED (TV ONE), CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS – USA VS. THE WORLD (CBS), THE CLIOS (NBC), OCHOCINCO: THE ULTIMATE CATCH (VH1), THE ULTIMATE MERGER 1-2 (TV ONE), YARD ATTACK! (DIY), DOUBLE EXPOSURE (BRAVO), DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST (CBS), TATTOO HIGHWAY (A&E), MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S MOST GORGEOUS MALE MODEL (BRAVO), and BATTLE OF THE NETWORK REALITY STARS (BRAVO). For more information, visit JUMATV.com.
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