Ryan Seacrest was convinced to come back to “American Idol” when it made its return, airing for the first time on ABC in the spring of 2018. Not that it took too much convincing as he loves being the host of this show. Joining him on the cast this season are Gabby Barrett, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchison, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.
He also has another show on ABC which he executive produces. This is “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and features him and Kelly Ripa. Ryan Seacrest also hosts another ABC show each year which is “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”. The other tv show he hosts is “E! Live from the Red Carpet”.
Ryan Seacrest can also be heard on the radio each weekday. His show originates on iHeratMedia’s KIIS-FM 102.7 and is called, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”. This is a top 40 show that is syndicated across America. He also has Ryan Seacrest Productions which he has built into an Emmy-winning television production company. Among the popular shows he produces are “Shades of Blue”, “I Love Kelly Pickler”, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (which won an Emmy), and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” among others.
He even has products out in retail stores. The first thing to he released for his lifestyle company was “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” which is a menswear collection. This was followed up by “Polished by Dr. Lancer”. He co-developed this brand with Dr. Harold Lancer who is a globally known dermatologist. This brand is a men’s skincare collection of products.
He routes his philanthropic efforts through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. This foundation opens media locations inside of children’s hospitals called “Seacrest Studios”. Children at these hospitals can learn about television and radio production as well as new media. Children can take part either from physically within the studio or by seeing a closed-circuit broadcast in their own room. Other ways Ryan Seacrest acts as a philanthropist is by serving the Grammy Foundation as an honorary chair and he has a seat on the board for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.