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Ryan Seacrest to Host NBC's New Live Interactive Game Show Million Second Quiz

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Ryan Seacrest is certainly keeping himself busy.

NBC has announced that he has signed on to serve as both host and executive producer for the network's upcoming new live interactive game show, Million Second Quiz.

The program, set to premiere Sept. 9, involves contestants playing head-to-head trivia bouts inside a massive outdoor hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan and competing nonstop for a million seconds (11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds), according to Monday's press release.

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Each bout consists of one player sitting in the "money chair," accumulating as much time on the chair as possible by answering trivia questions against a rival sitting in an opposite chair. Each second a player holds the money chair is worth $10, potentially earning millions.

Those who want to face off against the person sitting in the money chair can do so by physically coming down to the hourglass or by successfully answering questions online using their mobile devices or home computers.

"I'm so excited to be hosting this new live game show on NBC, as it's really a fun and different format that I believe will generate lost of fans across different platforms," Seacrest said in a statement.

In addition to Million Second Quiz, Seacrest will continue to host Fox's American Idol and ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. On radio, Seacrest is host of On Air With Ryan Seacrest for KIIS-FM as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show. He has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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