The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Staples Center for the 48th annual ceremony. The Feb. 8 event will air live on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year. Nominations in 108 categories will be an

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Staples Center for the 48th annual ceremony. The Feb. 8 event will air live on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year. Nominations in 108 categories will be announced Dec. 7.

Viewers can expect to see only a few major awards presented during the primetime (ET/PT) broadcast, which in recent years has devoted the majority of the viewing window to artist performances.

"The Recording Academy proudly presents a show that features diversity, special Grammy moments and collaborations never seen before, and represents the one thread that truly binds us all: really great live music," Recording Academy president Neil Portnow says in a statement.

The 2006 affair will return the broadcast to mid-week after attempts at increasing viewership with moves to Sunday and Friday nights. Jack Sussman, CBS Sr. VP specials, says that Wednesday is "a night that has historically provided this spectacular event with some of its highest rated broadcasts."