Ryan Seacrest is the hardest working guy in the business, and his resume just got a tad bit longer. The American Idol and radio show host will be adding NBC's The Million Second Quiz to his list of duties, .
The upcoming quiz show gives contestants the opportunity to compete for the largest prize in game show history, so that should be exciting! Ryan will act as both the host and as executive producer.
"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," Ryan said.
"[Ryan] 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," Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, said. "This makes him perfect for The Million Second Quiz."
Contestants will play head-to-head trivia rounds inside a massive outdoor hourglass-shaped structure in midtown Manhattan and compete, non-stop, for a million seconds. If you're trying to do the math, we've got you covered. That would be a grand total of 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds. The goal is to remain seated in the "money chair" for as much time as possible by answering trivia questions against a rival. Each second a player holds the money chair is worth $10, making it completely possible to win a ton of dough.
The Million Second Quiz premieres September 9 and continues through September 14. It will resume on September 16 and will air each night until the finale on September 19, when the winner will claim the largest guaranteed prize in game show history.