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Ryan Seacrest Could Get His Own Channel, But Doesn't He Already Have One?

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 8th 2010 2:00PM
Ryan SeacrestAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, reality TV overlord Ryan Seacrest is "in early talks" to get his own channel.

Interesting, because we thought he already had one: It's called E!. Does he really need another?

The man's presence is already felt all over the network: he hosts 'E! News,' pretty much all of their red carpet specials, and he created the network's prized reality hit 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians.' He also created 'Denise Richards: It's Complicated,' but that's neither here nor there. Plus, what would an episode of 'The Soup' be without a few cracks at his height?

In his free time (what free time?), the 'Crest hosts a daily radio show, 'American Idol,' 'American Top 40' and 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.'

While we certainly think Seacrest has the drive and the talent to pull off a channel of his own -- he's clearly tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with the myriad of reality shows he's developed -- in our minds, a Seacrest-only network would look and sound exactly like E!. And we don't need another E!.

He should just follow in Nick Cannon's footsteps and become "chairman" of E!, much like Cannon is chairman of TeenNick. The job consists of developing programming and serving as network spokesman, which Seacrest does already. Why not just make it official with a vanity title?

Side note: have you ever noticed how Seacrest and Cannon are eerily alike? They both host a popular reality talent competition ('American Idol' for Seacrest, 'America's Got Talent' for Cannon), they both host their own morning radio show ('On-Air With Ryan Seacrest' in L.A. and 'Rollin' With Nick Cannon' in New York) and they're both heavy into TV production (Seacrest with his E! shows, Cannon with TeenNick). We smell an evil twin conspiracy theory...

One bonus if the deal does, in fact, go through: Joel McHale could create a 'Soup' spinoff dedicated solely to Seacrest jokes. 'Lil Soup,' perhaps?

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Ryan who?

October 09 2010 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


October 09 2010 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes, Give Ryan his own channel only if: He agrees to take the Kardashians with him, and none are allowed on any other channel...What a relief....Talk about overdone....Doesnt Kris Kardashian have any dignity?to exploit the entire family...They have to be the most hated family in America, but she doesnt care as long as she can laugh all the way to the bank.. talk about self absorbed..

October 09 2010 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Simon my love, please come back.

October 09 2010 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't care for Ryan. He's too stuck on himself.As for the Kardashians, The silliest show on TV. Who cares about the Kardashians.I'm sick and tired of hearing about them. If i want to be entertained, I want it to be by someone with talent. They're pretty but no talent.Pretty is not entertaining. Their mother!!!!!UGH!!!!!

October 09 2010 at 5:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Right! That's what we need, another channel/program directed to our lowest common (and I do mean 'common') instincts.
Haven't we been dumbed down enough?
All of you who don't agree will certainly tell me all about it.

October 09 2010 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom Bruce

Lots of little people tend to be over-achievers. Right, Mayor Bloomberg? I only wish Ryan's radio show was syndicated to the east coast so that I could give it a listen.

October 09 2010 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Tom Bruce's comment

Feel lucky. Too bad the Kardashian litter isn't blocked the same way. It's phoney, staged, and full of the K litter's grandeous spending and no talent. Just think, Chris has 2 more chicks to pimp on screen for 10%. Oh ya, for sure we need a whole chanel of them.

October 09 2010 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Mary, learn how to spell.

October 09 2010 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

I think you mean 2/3 of the E! Entertainment Network
are covered with Ryan Seacrest hosted and/or produced
programming, but that's not a 24/7/365 Ryan Seacrest
network. His upcoming channel, whatever he calls it,
that WILL be an official Ryan Seacrest network, so
Jean Bentley, Ryan doesn't already have a network.

October 09 2010 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Richard Ott's comment

Ryan Seacrest?
Who's that?
Never heard of him.
Sounds like one more "star" who will fade quickly from the scene.
Television has been full of them.

October 09 2010 at 6:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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