Ryan Seacrest was the host throughout the run of American Idol on FOX. When it made it return to the airwaves in spring 2018, now on the ABC network, he was there to continue hosting this iconic music competition series.
He has made himself known well outside of American Idol, both during and while it was off the air. Ryan Seacrest is a highly creative entrepreneur who established his own production studio. This studio produces “Shades of Blue” which appears on NBC, “I Love Kellie Pickler” on CMT, “Shahs of Sunset” on Bravo, and “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” which won and Emmy for reality series.
He started hosting a morning TV talk show in the summer of 2017, “Live with Kelli and Ryan”. Ryan Seacrest has been on the radio for years with his nationally syndicated morning show, “On Air with Ryan”. The home station for this show is iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM.
He also has a line of clothing for men, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, which can only be found at Macy’s retail stores and their online location. Along with a famous dermatologist, he created Polish which provides a complete line of skincare for men.
If all that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) also has a nonprofit, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. This organization partners with pediatric hospitals in order to install media studios in them that the patients and their families have access to. They can learn about how to produce a radio or television show and put together their own programs.
When he returned to American Idol he re-joined Lionel Richie who remains one of the three judges. The two judges who are newcomers to the show are Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. This was the 16th season of the show and was ultimately won by Maddie Poppe.
They are already planning another season of American Idol on ABC and, of course, Ryan Seacrest will be on it. All of the judges will also be returning as well.