We were 99% sure, not we're 100% - Seacrest is host
Ryan Seacrest is everywhere right now, so it’s no surprise NBC have elected him to host their brand new flagship quiz show, the Million Second Quiz. Paul Telegdy - NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming – called him a “master of social media and pop culture.”
“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,” said Seacrest, according to The Hollywood Reporter. NBC will be hoping to profit from Seacrest's considerable live credentials.
“When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year’s Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events” Telegdy explained in a statement, which confirmed the news today (Monday, Aug 5).
“He is a broadcaster, in all the traditional sense, but also in the most contemporary -- he is an accomplished host of live TV and a master of social media and pop culture. This makes him perfect for The Million Second Quiz.”
Million Second Quiz takes place over 12 days, and challenges the contestants’ endurance as well as their knowledge. Players have to play the game for 24 hours a day for 1 million seconds, which is to 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds. The eventual winner will then be awarded with a super-cool $10m.
Seacrest is ready for the Million Second Quiz