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Ryan Seacrest Signs "Groundbreaking" NBC Deal

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Dick Clark would have been so proud.

Ryan Seacrest, who was previously announced as a member of NBC's Summer Olympics coverage team, has inked a multiplatform deal with NBCUniversal that will keep him in the family fold for two more years.

But just what does NBC mean when it calls Seacrest's new contract "groundbreaking"?

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For starters, in addition to his continuing red carpet duties and post as managing editor of E! News, Seacrest will have an increased presence on NBC's news, entertainment and sports programming, from the Today show to prime-time events.

"Today, I am humbled to have the confidence of [network executives] Steve Burke, Ted Harbert, Bonnie Hammer and many others within the NBCUniversal family, to strategically extend my relationship to encompass NBC programming," the 37-year-old host-of-all-trades said in a statement.

Oh, and he's still got his morning show on KIIS-FM and at least two more years of hosting American Idol on his plate. Is anyone else craving a power nap just thinking about it?!

(E! Online is a member of the NBCUniversal family.)

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