Joining Forces: Ryan Seacrest signs on with NBCUniversal

7 May

By  Parisienne

May the Force be with him!  Ryan Seacreast has reached a two year deal with NBCUniversal and E! Networks which allows him to continue his duties where he is currently and broaden his interests as a special correspondent for  The TODAY Show and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Will Seacrest introduce The TODAY Show and Olympic Games to a new generation of viewers?  Do you think young viewers will support Seacrest’s new venture?

Please join us for a discussion Tuesday, 5/8/2012@7pmE/12UTC.

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6 Responses to “Joining Forces: Ryan Seacrest signs on with NBCUniversal”

  1. Open Book May 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM #


    Do u think Seacrest entertainment background will be good for Morning News? Given the Today Show is criticized already for being too shallow. How will Seacrest help them become more respected among other morning news programs?

    Great topic btw….:)

  2. Comic Relief May 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM #


    Seacrest and the Olympics?

    Normally I love the Olympics yet I didn’t think that could be turned into celebrity content.

    Do you think that is where this coverage is heading?

    • littlebells May 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM #

      Isn’t this where coverage always heads? Ugh.

  3. parisienne May 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM #

    Hi Everyone!

    The reason that he is branching out, IMO, is he wants to see what actual reporting is all about plus he’s a likeable host. The fact that he is likeable is another factor in getting him on the TODAY show and the OLYS

  4. littlebells May 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM #

    I feel like Ryan is everywhere in the industry and at this point I’m kinda “meh” about him. Good for him for getting this gig.

    • Comic Relief May 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM #


      Wow. I can’t tell whether you are more knowledgeable or agreeable.

      I haven’t seen or listened to his radio show but I guess I can still do an inventory. 5th grader grin, a mop with steaks and highlights, no perceivable body weight, and he is typically so nice and doesn’t appear to get upset. O.K. I will concur; Ryan is likable in a gooey (and potentially superficial) sort of way. Yet I fully understand its show business after all. Since we are not talking about show business per se I wonder, like the movie “Moneyball” sports are frequently best expressed in statistics.

      I wouldn’t call sports journalism that deep, but when I was in Junior high all of the details of an athlete’s training kept me enthralled. How was I going to play them or imagine myself in their shoes if I didn’t know many of the regimen details and schedules including: practice times and places, weight training, diet, coaches or coaching characteristics, competitor histories, records broken, useful and necessary equipment supports, clothing preferences, likely or established endorsements, predictive analysis for the dates of competition, boundaries or obstacles that might impede professional status (boxing, basketball, etc.).

      In regard to celebrity, I agree with LB; yet if these details make you a star so be it.

      If you’re telling me Seacrest will put these details at the forefront of his reporting me (and I imagine many) will give him a chance he deserves.

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