Hollywood Film Awards to make TV debut on CBS this November

Robert Downey Jr. speaks during the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on Oct. 21, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mark Davis/Getty Images

The Hollywood Film Awards are coming to the small screen.

This year's festivities will be broadcast for the first time ever on television.

CBS is expanding its Friday night lineup for the live event airing Nov. 14, with a special red carpet telecast at 7:30 p.m. ET immediately before the ceremony, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. A post-show special from 10-11 p.m. ET is also planned, which will be hosted by "CBS This Morning" co-anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

Founded in 1997, the Hollywood Film Awards is often viewed as the official kick-off of the movie awards season, which culminates with the Oscars.

The telecast will be produced by dick clark productions.

"We're excited to schedule an expanded Friday night lineup to celebrate the kick-off of the annual awards season with the first live broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards," said Nina Tassler, chairman, CBS Entertainment. "For almost two decades, the evening has been limited to industry insiders. Teaming with dick clark productions and 'CBS This Morning,' we look forward to giving viewers across the country a front row seat to the entire night, from red carpet arrivals to honorees' backstage reactions."

"CBS is the perfect partner to embrace the Hollywood Film Awards' 17-year legacy of honoring Hollywood cinema luminaries with an unprecedented night at the Network," said Carlos de Abreu, founder of the Hollywood Film Awards.

Abreu added, "With dick clark productions, the leader in live television events, we hope to create a night that gives viewers a look into one of the most glamorous events of the year, while honoring our commitment to recognize stellar filmmakers and launch the award season."

This year's host, nominees and presenters will be announced at a later date.

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