Ryan Seacrest signs $30 million contract to stay with American Idol for two more years. Ryan Seacrest has signed brand new two-year contract reportedly worth $15 million per season to stay with “American Idol.” The deal guarantees that the host will remain with the musical competition series for its 12th and 13th seasons.

While the judging panel has seen some upheaval in recent years, Seacrest has remained the show’s constant, emceeing since its 2002 premiere. “For the last 11 seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of one of television’s most iconic shows. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited for my journey with ‘American Idol to continue,” Seacrest said in a statement. “The legions of fans, amazingly talented contestants, judges, and producers, along with the hard working ‘Idol’ crew, impress me every time we go on air and make hosting the show a dream job.” Of course, Seacrest has multiple irons in the fire besides his “Idol” gig, from the various Kardashian-related shows on the E! network, to his hosting and producing gig on “E! News,” red-carpet awards show coverage, morning radio show and an upcoming pact to launch his own entertainment cable channel this summer called AXS TV
. He’s also finishing up a deal with NBCUniversal that will include a gig as part of this summer’s Olympics coverage.

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