E! ENTERTAINMENT EXTENDS LONG-STANDING DEAL WITH ACCLAIMED HOST AND PRODUCER RYAN SEACREST
Seacrest Will Continue as Host and Executive Producer of E!'s Signature Franchise "Live from the Red Carpet"
Los Angeles, CA, April XX, 2017- E! Entertainment has extended its agreement with Ryan Seacrest to continue serving as host and executive producer of the network's successful signature franchise, "Live from the Red Carpet." Seacrest joined E! in 2006 and has helped elevate the pop culture network's position as the unparalleled global leader for live event coverage from Hollywood's biggest award shows. Seacrest also continues to produce popular unscripted series for E! via Ryan Seacrest Productions, including "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," in partnership with Bunim-Murray Productions, as well as spin-offs of the mega-hit series.
"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," said Adam Stotsky, President, E! "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. It's exciting that together we will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' later this year."
"I'm excited to continue my longstanding relationship with E! and the 'Live from the Red Carpet,' franchise," said Seacrest. "NBCUniversal - Adam, along with Steve, Bonnie, Frances 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."
"Live from the Red Carpet" is the leading multi-platform destination for red carpet coverage of the biggest events in Hollywood. In the 2017 awards season, E! delivered 165 million total engagements across platforms, +23% versus 2016.
E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet" is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Wilshire Studios. Ryan Seacrest, Gary Snegaroff, Eddie Delbridge, Shaun Smith and Gerry Johnston are executive producers.
Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television as well as nationally syndicated radio and local radio. His entrepreneurial interests have led to his involvement in a diverse range of media and entertainment companies, while his philanthropic efforts - focused on youth-oriented initiatives - are having a significant impact nationwide.
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit cable series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and its spin-offs, as well as "E! Live from the Red Carpet" award shows, Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset," and CMT's "I Love Kellie Pickler." Additionally, RSP produces "Shades of Blue," a NBC drama series starring Jennifer Lopez. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."
He is also host and executive producer of ABC's annual New Year's eve program, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."
On radio, Seacrest is host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
As an entrepreneur, Seacrest has investments in media and entertainment companies including Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company, Pinterest, attn:, a news media company targeted at millennials through Seacrest Global Group. He has also made independent investments in DigiTour Media, an emerging media and entertainment company that creates and produces IRL ("in real life") YouTube experiences in the form of concerts, Headspace, a mobile-first wellness brand, as well as the cable network, AXS TV.
In the fall of 2014, he launched a men's tailored clothing and accessories collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, exclusively at Macy's. It has become one of the most successful menswear launches at Macy's in the last decade. This summer, Seacrest plans to launch, Polished by Dr. Lancer, a new men's skincare business formed in partnership with famed Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. He also has long-standing endorsement relationships with blue-chip brands including Coca-Cola and Ford.
His philanthropic efforts include serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF). Over the last seven years, RSF has opened ten broadcast media centers - Seacrest Studios - in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country. Dedicated to inspiring today's youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives, Seacrest Studios allow child patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media.
Seacrest also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," "WAGS," and "Fashion Police," as well as the network's scripted series "The Royals" and "The Arrangement." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.