Ryan Seacrest Closes In on Deal to Host Yet Another Show Deadline
No one can accuse Ryan Seacrest of being shy about media exposure. Seacrest is close to signing a deal to host NBC's new reality show "Million Second Quiz," reports Lisa de Moraes at Deadline.com, adding that it's a continuation of the "Ryan Seacrest Overexposure March."
"To recap: Seacrest is already host of Fox’s 'American Idol,' a daily Clear Channel radio show, ABC’s 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.' He’s also the face of E!’s trophy-show coverage, and is the Kardashian family’s exec producer of choice. In a major image booster, he signed a big two-year deal with Comcast in which its NBC network put him to work special-corresponding for 'Today,' contributing to the network’s prime-time news programming and to its Olympics coverage," de Moraes notes.
But Seacrest's own idol was Dick Clark, who rarely turned down the chance to host a non-scripted show, she notes.
She adds, "It’s not news when Seacrest is this close to signing a deal to host NBC’s tacky-ish competition-in-a-glass-house show -- it’s news if he turns it down."