The Lost and Fringe co-creator will be honoured with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television in January.
"JJ Abrams has produced some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade, and longer series that have changed the landscape of television," said PGA chair Michael DeLuca.
"His talent is astonishing, and through his commitment to ingenious storytelling, compelling characters and television programming of the highest quality, he truly lives up to this award's namesake."
The prize is named in honour of All in the Family and Sanford and Son producer Norman Lear, who celebrated his 90th birthday in July.
Previous recipients include Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman, Don Mischer, David E Kelley, Aaron Spelling and Jerry Bruckheimer.
The 24th annual Producers Guild of America awards - honouring achievements in television and film during 2012 - will be held on January 24, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.