August 5th, 2013
05:53 PM ET
Ryan Seacrest will be back on primetime in September, but you won't find him on Fox.
The busy entertainment personality has lined up a new job as host of NBC's "The Million Second Quiz."
Described as "the ultimate endurance game," players compete in "head-to-head trivia bouts" for 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds - or a million seconds, NBC says.
Each trivia round, one player sits in the "money chair" and answers as many questions as possible while competing against his or her rival in an opposite chair. The more time spent in "the money chair," the more loot the player can walk away with as every second in the money chair brings in $10.
"Can't wait for u guys to see the new show i'm hosting, Million Second Quiz. Insane concept," Seacrest tweeted on Monday, as NBC announced his new role. "the game will take one million seconds to finish...12 days, unknown bathroom breaks."
That sounds like a big job, but NBC believes Seacrest is the right man to pull it off.
"When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year’s Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement. “He is a broadcaster, in all the traditional sense, but also in the most contemporary - he is an accomplished host of live TV and a master of social media and pop culture. This makes him perfect for ‘The Million Second Quiz.’”
The new game show will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on September 9, and will continue through September 14. It'll pick back up on September 16 at the same time, and will air each night until its two-hour finale on September 19.
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