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.