'Idol' Host Seacrest Lands Syndicated TV Show
Thu May 22, 3:31 AM ET
By Steve Brennan
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The goodie bag for Ryan Seacrest, host of the Fox hit "American Idol," was overflowing Wednesday as Twentieth Television confirmed that it is joining forces with Seacrest "to bring a different kind of syndicated strip show to the marketplace."
The announcement from Bob Cook, president and chief operating officer of Twentieth Television, came on the same day Seacrest hosted the season finale of "Idol," which has been generating huge ratings.
"There's a huge audience of entire families across the country that are as hooked on pop culture as I am," said Seacrest, who will also serve as an executive producer. "The bottom line is that there isn't a daily, live show that satisfies that craving. We're marrying the newsmagazine and variety show to bring a hybrid of entertainment and information to America, and I can't wait."
The radio and TV personality didn't expand further on the style of the one-hour show, which has yet to be titled, but it is understood that producers will be working to mold it around Seacrest's buoyant interview style that comes through on "American Idol."
Said Cook: "Ryan's appeal has helped to make 'American Idol' one of the biggest success stories in network television."