Ryan Seacrest To Host NBC's 'Million Second Quiz'
August 5, 2013 at 5:39 PM (PT)
As initially reported on ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 7/11), RYAN SEACREST has officially been named as the host of a new NBC quiz show, THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ.
Combining elements of a quiz show and endurance event, contestants will compete for a $10 million prize over a ten day period, while trying to avoid elimination and exhaustion. The show will be broadcast from a giant hourglass in ROCKEFELLER CENTER.
Viewers will be able to play along at home via an app, and also possibly join the show in person. According to NBC chief ROBERT GREENBLATT, "You can actually join the game if you get pulled out of your home. There's an element to the game where we're going to go to a city every night and knock on somebody's door and fly them to New York, and they're going to be on the show the next night to compete with the person who is the reigning champion.”
The show gives SEACREST. who also hosts AMERICAN IDOL on FOX and NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE on ABC, a show on three of the four major networks. He added, “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."
The show makes its debut on SEPTEMBER 9th.