Ryan Seacrest will keep hosting ‘American Idol’ through 2014
Ryan Seacrest can keep telling you that “This … is ‘American Idol’” for the foreseeable future.
Seacrest has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with FOX’s top-rated series, that he is hosted from its beginnings in 2002. He’ll earn a reported $15 million a year from the show, identical as his current deal.
“For the last eleven seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a district of 1 of television’s most iconic shows,” Seacrest says during a statement. “It’s been a wild ride, and i am excited for my journey with ‘American Idol’ to continue. The legions of fans, amazingly gifted contestants, judges, and producers, along side the laborious operating ‘Idol’ crew, impress me on every occasion we tend to continue air and build hosting the show a dream job.”
FOX and therefore the show’s producers feel identical way: each Mike Darnell, the network’s head of other programming, and “Idol” creator Simon Fuller use the phrase “can’t imagine the show while not him” in their press quotes.
“American Idol” has suffered ratings declines this season — it’s down regarding twenty p.c in adults 18-49 — however each weekly editions of the show are within the prime five within the demographic and in total viewers.