Ryan Seacrest Inks Deal for More E! Red-Carpet Specials
The new multiyear deal will have him back on the carpet at the Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes.
Ryan Seacrest will remain on E!’s red carpet for at least a few more years.
The long-tenured host has extended his deal to host and executive produce the network’s one-off signature events. His multiyear pact covers the channel’s biggest carpets: the Oscars, the Grammys and the Golden Globes. The news comes 11 years after Seacrest began his tenure on the NBCU-owned cable network. In the decade-plus since, he’s been proved an asset off-camera, too, most notably as an executive producer on the ever-expanding Kardashian franchise via his eponymous Ryan Seacrest Productions.
"Ryan has been a valued partner and a beloved face on Live From the Red Carpet for over a decade and we look forward to continuing our collaboration for the hit franchise," E! president Adam Stotsky said in a statement Tuesday. "In addition, Ryan has been instrumental as a producing partner in helping to solidify E!’s position as a leader in unscripted programming for millennial women.”
Added Seacrest: “I’m excited to continue my longstanding relationship with E! and the ‘Live from the Red Carpet,’ franchise/NBC Universal — Adam, along with Steve [Burke], Bonnie [Hammer], Frances [Berwick] and too many other executives to name them all — have been very supportive of me and my various creative endeavors this past decade, and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Those creative endeavors have included other RSP series, which range from Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset to NBC’s Shades of Blue. He has maintained a nationally syndicated and local radio presence as well as an annual gig hosting ABC’s New Year’s Eve telecast. Additionally, Seacrest has a growing retail collection as well as expansive philanthropic and entrepreneurial portfolios.