Anthony Anderson to Host NAACP Image Awards Through 2017

“Black-ish” star has hosted last two shows

Host Anthony Anderson at the 46th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Show
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Anthony Anderson will continue to host the NAACP Image Awards for at least another two years.

The “Black-ish” star has signed a multi-year deal to host the 47th and 48th NAACP Image Awards, which will air in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Anderson has hosted the last two shows, in 2014 and 2015.

“I look forward to the NAACP Image Awards each year! The NAACP Image Awards always delivers an epic evening with the best of the best across film, TV, music and literature,” the actor said in a statement. “It is a privilege and honor to be asked back to host for the next two years — there is no doubt that this year’s show is going to be magnificent. I may even have a few surprises up my sleeves!”

The 2016 ceremony will take place on Feb. 5 at California’s Pasadena Civic Auditorium and will be broadcast live as a two-hour special on TV One. Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin will serve as executive producers as part of a three-year deal.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.