Report: Ryan Seacrest Near Deal to Host NBC's New Competition Series Million Second Quiz

Ryan Seacrest Host Million Second QuizRyan Seacrest is about to land yet another job.

The American Idol emcee is nearing a deal to host NBC’s new game show Million Second Quiz, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a 24-hour live competition, Quiz features contestants testing their knowledge and endurance in a battle of trivia for 12 days and nights. (They’ll have Sept. 15 off for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.)

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In addition to his longtime Idol duties, Seacrest also emcees a daily morning radio show out of Los Angeles, hosts the weekly American Top 40 radio broadcast, presides over ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special and produces shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Million Second Quiz premieres Sept. 9 at 8/7c and continues through Sept. 14 in the same timeslot. The show then resumes Sept. 16 and airs continuously up to the finale on Sept. 19.

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  1. Sara says:

    Does he sleep or recharge his batteries? Or does he only use disposable ones?

  2. Is it just me or is Ryan Seacrest continues to juggle one hosting gig after another?

  3. qj201 says:

    Thanks for a reason not to watch. Really Snoozecreast? He is one of the reasons that Idol sucks.

    • ben says:

      Actually he is the main thing which continues to hold Idol together.

      • JCK says:

        ITA. Ryan is the person who gives Idol what little class it has. I still haven’t forgiven him for unleashing the Kardashians on the public, but he is a pro.

  4. TL says:

    Talk about overexposure.

  5. Linda says:

    This show sounds ridiculous. Nice to see NBC continuing to scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas.

    • DJ612 says:

      Hopefully NBC does better this fall bringing back 2 familiar faces Sean P. Hayes (Will and Grace) and his new show Sean saves the world and Michael J. Fox with his new show the Michael J. Fox show. NBC now only has 2 hours of comedy on Thursdays. They think dramas will bring then back on top. NBC gets all the bad credits when ABC is in last place.

      Here’s the standings:

      1) CBS (by a really small amount)
      2) FOX
      3) The CW
      4) NBC
      5) ABC

  6. Kristoffer says:

    Am I the only one that’s tired of Seacrest?

  7. Al says:

    would nbc put the rules on line thank you every much

  8. Josh says:

    This is very like NBC-jumping on a bandwagon years too late.

  9. lhg says:

    Ryan Sea rest is awesome!

  10. Alienate says:

    I am still a bit confused. Is this show going to run continuously on NBC for days? I.e. no other programming except for the football break?

  11. aaron says:

    Ryan has already proven that he has the makings of a good quiz show host. (he hosted one called “Click” in 1997, I used to watch it every Saturday morning,