Actress Kristin Chenoweth will join him as co-host for the show airing live from Las Vegas on Dec. 5. It will be broadcast on Fox television.
Adkins says he signed on to host last year because he thought it would be a challenge. He says he didn't start to enjoy it until about an hour into the show.
Until that point, he says he was "pretty scared and nervous" that he wasn't doing well.
This time, he says he won't be as self-conscious.