Ryan Seacrest is no slacker. The busy mogul has new duties at NBC.
NBC confirmed today that he'll host Million Second Quiz, a two-week game-show stunt in which contestants live in a three-story, hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan and play a quiz show that lasts, well, a million seconds, or about 11½ days.The show will air live for one hour most nights Sept. 9-19, when top contestants compete, and viewers can both play along at home and enter the game through tryouts, Auditions will be held in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 10), Boston (Aug. 14), Philadelphia (Aug. 18), and New York City (Aug. 24). (Details at www.millionsecondquizcasting.com)
"I'm so excited to be hosting this new live game show on NBC, as it's really a fun and different format that I believe will generate lots of fans across different platforms," Seacrest says in a statement.
Seacrest is best known for his syndicated radio show, American Idol and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. But he also has a deal with NBC Universal for which he produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians and several other reality shows for E!, Bravo, Telemundo and the new Esquire Network, and appears on the Today show occasionally.