Seacrest hosting Emmys, Super Bowl

Either Ryan Seacrest is making the most of his relationship with Fox, or Fox is making the most of its relationship with Seacrest. The American Idol host will be featured front and center at two major television events on the network, says Variety.

Seacrest has been selected to be the host of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Show, Fox announced Monday. The choice is a slight departure for the event, which takes place September 16. Hosts of the awards ceremony usually have a background in comedy, such as previous selections Conan O'Brien, Ellen Degeneres, and Garry Shandling.

In the end, Fox decided to go with a face that millions of viewers are already familiar with.

"Ryan Seacrest is known and loved by television audiences around the world," said Mike Darnell, Fox alternative entertainment president Mike Darnell. "His work on American Idol is unparalleled in the industry. He's a consummate host of major live broadcast events and a proven talent who always makes it look easy, which makes him the perfect choice for this year's Emmy telecast."

If that wasn't enough, Seacrest will further his exposure--or overexposure some would say--by playing a large part in the country's most-watched annual television event, the Super Bowl. Thankfully for pigskin die-hards, Seacrest won't be commenting on the X's and O's (that, unfortunately, may be left to Fox go-to man Joe Buck).

Instead, Seacrest will host the pregame and halftime festivities. This move, much to the chagrin of football fanatics, is intended to bring in even more non-football fans to the program by adding galalike festivities to the broadcast, such as a red carpet for celebrity attendees.

Super Bowl XLII will take place February 3 in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to his other responsibilities, Seacrest hosts Fox's annual New Year's Eve special and is a disc jockey for Los Angeles' KIIS-FM.

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I agree with all of you. Consider this:



-He's the host of the number 1 and 2 rated shows on tv, and has been for yrs (AI Tues/wends)

-He hosts Casey Kassum's old countdown show over all national airwaves-the top 40 countdown that generations have listened to mainly for Kassum. Getting this job might have been his biggest achievement thus far.

-He is a disc jockey for Kiss FM LA.

-He hosts the New Yrs eve bash

-He works for E! News doing redcarpet events with celebrities-a job usually given to C list female celebrities such as Joan Rivers

-He's appeared on shows such as Robot Chicken, and probably at least one of the FOX animated shows on Sundays

-Now he's hosting the Superbowl and the Emmies!!! The frickin emmies!



First I gotta say, what can't this guy do? He's definintely doing his best to raise his stock and make sure that he doesn't descend into the background like most tv stars, and I will give him credit for that. However, he now is a big voice on numerous tv programs, mentioned on numerous tv networks and news stations in regards to his work on Idol, and he is one of the kings of FM radio right now. Do we really need to see/hear him during our sports programming too? Let Alone the biggest game of any sport, every yr? I don't think so. I'd like to see what some of you have to say when you review all of the things I've listed in regards to his current resume.
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Oh God enough with this guy!
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I see this guy everywhere! He must be making ooodles of money!
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one more reson not to watch lol lol
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Ugh, is there ANYTHING he doesn't hot now-a-days? :|
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ew ew ew ew ew ew
why must you torture us FOX?
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"Ryan Seacrest is known and loved by television audiences around the world," ~ NOT! Guess I'll be watching the Super Bowl on mute.
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no no send him far away from CNET!
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Ryan just has to love FOX.
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Seacrest is a joke. Send him back to CNET where he belongs with the rest of the quasi-nerds.
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Oh god who's job is he going to take next?
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Something is odd about a cheesy little pipsqueak of a guy who's, like, 4' 9" and 130lbs hosting a show about brute strength and phenomenal athleticism where most of the players are 6' 3" and 280lbs. Maybe it's just me.
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*shakes head* This is bad, this is very bad for football.
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My head just exploded.
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