Olympics 2016: Ryan Seacrest to Host Late-Night Show, Live From Rio

Rio Olympics Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest will be knock-knock-knockin’ on Rio’s door, as host of NBC’s late-night coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The American Idol front man previous served as a corespondent for NBC’s coverage of the 2012 London Games.

“The late night atmosphere will be electric,” NBC Olympics EP Jim Bell said in a statement. “And we’re thrilled to have Ryan Seacrest in the middle of it all capturing Rio’s unique flavor, talking to Olympic athletes, and telling the stories of the day.”

“I appreciate Jim Bell’s confidence, along with everyone at NBC Sports,” Seacrest said. “I can’t wait to reunite with the team of broadcasters and producers for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and I look forward to hosting the live late night show.”

The opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held Aug. 5, 2016.