With American Idol starting its first season on ABC in spring 2018 its longtime host, Ryan Seacrest, will be making his return. He has a lot more going on than just American Idols nowadays but he says he really enjoys being a part of this show and was happy to return to it. The team of judges who will be on this season are Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. This season will also be featuring Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchison, and Gabby Barrett.
Ryan Seacrest has a diverse amount of jobs in his life right now. He is the co-host and executive producer of Live with Kelly and Ryan which also airs on ABC. He also has a very popular radio show he co-hosts which is On Air with Ryan Seacrest. This show originates on iHeartMedia’s Los Angeles radio dial 102.7 KIIS-FM. It is nationally syndicated at one of the top 40 radio shows in the nation.
Ryan Seacrest Productions, meanwhile, is the outfit through which he executive produces a number of reality shows. The first show he produced was Keeping up with the Kardashians. This show turned out to be very popular and led to a number of spinoffs. He has other shows he produces as well like E!Live from the Red Carpet award shows. One of the shows he executive produces, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, has won an Emmy.
Ryan Seacrest has also launched a lifestyle brand. It started with Distinction, found only at Macy’s stores, which offers a collection of menswear. He also teamed up with an international dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer, and together they launched Polished by Dr. Lancer. This is a collection of men’s skincare products.
He is also a philanthropist. He created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and serves as its chairman of the board. This nonprofit organization has established media centers called Seacrest Studios in 10 children’s hospital nationally with plans for expansion. He also serves as the Grammy Foundation’s honorary chair and he serves the Los Angels County Museum of Art as one of its board members.
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