Seacrest will continue to lead his nationally syndicated radio shows for iHeartMedia from a new radio studio that’s located in the New York building that also houses “Live,” according to CNN.
Seacrest is no stranger to ABC as he also hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on the network. He will host the show from New York Monday through Thursday and typically spend the rest of the week in Los Angeles, according to CNN. The Friday episode is usually taped in advance.
Seacrest will also continue to host red carpet specials for NBCUniversal’s E! network.
Ripa tried out 67 guest co-hosts over 195 original episodes before deciding on Seacrest. TheWrap has measured the Nielsen TV ratings of every single one: Click here for the ratings average of each guest co-host, and go here for every individual episode ranked.
Seacrest has guest hosted “Live” five times since Strahan departed the show. Ripa teased the big reveal before the first commercial break and finally named the former host of Fox’s “American Idol” as her new co-host. He started immediately, joining Ripa for the remainder of the program.
The show attempted to keep Seacrest’s identity a secret and even showed footage of him hiding in a car as it pulled into the studio on Monday morning. Despite the attempts to surprise viewers with the identity of Ripa’s new co-host, the news was reported early Monday morning by CNN’s Chloe Melas.
Seacrest continues his reputation of being among the busiest people in the media industry.
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