Ryan Seacrest is one of the most prolific figures in the modern entertainment industry. His contribution to the industry spans several sectors. He has a fashion and bodywork line known as Distinction and Polish respectively. Ryan Seacrest also has a radio show titled On Air with Ryan, in addition to helping children achieve their entertainment dreams through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The core of his career has been American Idol. A recent article on the website Hollywood Reporter discusses how Ryan Seacrest struggled post-American idol and the joy of returning.
After American idol, Ryan Seacrest struggled with where to take his career next. He had been earning over $50 million a year through the show, but now he was left with no prime time presence. He attempted a reality show and a game show in the following year. Unfortunately the network pulled them both very quickly. At one point he was considering a solo daytime show as well. However everything would soon take an abrupt turn for the better.
Following his internal and network struggles, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest signed off on a deal with ABC for a morning show titled Live With Kelly and Ryan, but the real shocker come just days later when ABC acquired the rights to reboot American Idol. This was a battle for him, would he return to American Idol or perhaps truly move on from the franchise. However in the end, he loves the show and signed for the reboot series. He was the face of the series for many years, and it was his chance to get back in the prime time spotlight.
The television industry is always in constant faux. The life cycle of a show is fully depending on the whims of the network. Ryan Seacrest was the face of the popular show on American TV for years, and now that show is being received on a new network with the same old face. Ryan Seacrest may have struggled for a bit, but his real home of American Idol lives strong.