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Ken Ehrlich Named Executive Producer of Emmys 2013

This year's Emmys will mark the sixth time that Ken Ehrlich has produced the Emmys

Ken Ehrlich is coming back to the Emmys.

The veteran producer has been tapped to executive produce this year's Emmy Awards, marking his sixth turn at overseeing the television awards ceremony.

In addition to his multiple stints as Emmys producer, Ehrlich is a longtime producer of the Grammy Awards and helped guide last year's Grammys broadcast to a total viewership of 39.9 million total viewers — its highest total viewership since 1984. His numerous credits in the awards ceremony realm also include the creation of the MTV Movie Awards.

This year's Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on CBS, with whom Ehrlich has a long history of producing specials.

“We are excited to welcome Ken and his team back to the Primetime Emmys,” Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said in a statement. “This is a landmark year in television excellence and we are confident he will produce an extraordinary show.”

“Ken has been a great partner with CBS throughout the years on many specials,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “The incredible ratings success of The Grammy Awards, particularly in recent years, demonstrates his talent for packaging industry celebrations into exciting live television events with tremendous energy and entertainment.”