TVLine Items: Seacrest Plays Host Again, Critics' Choice Honorees & More

Ryan Seacrest Knock Knock Live

Like a moth to a flame spotlight, Ryan Seacrest has been drawn to another reality TV opportunity.

The ubiquitous emcee — whose longtime American Idol hosting gig ends in 2016  — will next oversee Fox’s Knock Knock Live, the network announced Tuesday.

The unscripted series will take place around the country, where unsuspecting people will receive a knock at their front doors and a chance to win cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities or earn other major rewards. (Think Publishers Clearing House, but way more glamorous.)

Seacrest will also executive-produce the series in conjunction with XIX Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions.

Knock Knock Live debuts Tuesday, July 21, at 9/8c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The honorees for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ Most Exciting New Series include American Crime Story, Aquarius, Blindspot, Minority Report, The Muppets, Scream Queens, Supergirl and UnREAL.

* Hulu has renewed its original comedy series Deadbeat — about a hapless but gifted medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business — for a 13-episode third season.

* Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter films) will play Winston Churchill in PBS’ upcoming TV movie Churchill’s Secret. Based on the book by Jonathan Smith, the ITV-Masterpiece co-production will explore Churchill’s health issues, including a stroke in 1953 that impacted his ability to lead.

* The third season of Rogue will premiere Wednesday, June 24, at 9/8c on Audience Network.

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  1. Joey Padron says:

    happy Deadbeat got renewed for season 3. season 2 was good.

  2. Dani says:

    Lol, why is Fox still investing on reality TV? After Utopia, you would think they would know better. As good as Ryan Seacrest is at hosting a show, it would be better if he had his own day or night talk show instead.

  3. Gerri says:

    I couldn’t help but giggle at the thought of “meet their favorite celebrities”. I can only imagine Kardashians , Real housewives, Bachelor(ette) rejects and Dancing with the “Stars” past their prime actors and sports figures.

  4. Danielle Amber Bellinie says:

    Ryan Seacreast should host The Voice starting in Fall 2016 as Carson Daly can revive Deal or No Deal to NBC or other network too.