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Ryan Seacrest to host 'Million Second Quiz'

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Ryan Seacrest continues his run as the busiest person on television: He’s been named host and executive producer of NBC’s Million Second Quiz, the network announced today.

“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 lots of fans across different platforms,” said Ryan Seacrest in a release. “I’m looking forward to working with the other producers and everyone at NBC to make the show a success.”

The big name is part of NBC’s plan to make Million Second Quiz an event. The concept for the show has contestants playing “head-to-head trivia bouts inside a massive outdoor hourglass-shaped structure in midtown Manhattan and competing non-stop for a million seconds (11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds).  Each round 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.”

Million Second Quiz premieres Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

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