But it seems that NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming, Paul Telgedy, is counting on Seacrest's seeming involvement in nearly everything on TV to draw interest to the new show. In a statement, he said, "When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year's Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events.... He is an accomplished host of live TV and a master of social media and pop culture. This makes him perfect for 'The Million Second Quiz.'"
The concept of the unusual game show involves contestants competing against each other nonstop for a million seconds (that's 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds) in an hourglass-shaped structure in Midtown
The new series premieres Sept. 9 and concludes Sept. 19, which means Seacrest will continue as host of Fox's