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Ryan Seacrest Extends Deal To Host And Executive Produce "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest " On ABC Television Network

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- dick clark productions (dcp) announced today that Ryan Seacrest has extended his deal to continue to host and executive produce "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" for a multi-year term.  The show will again be broadcast on ABC on December 31st.

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Seacrest has been involved with the show since December 2005, when he joined Dick Clark for the New Year's Eve special as a co-host. Last year, with Clark's passing, Seacrest became the sole host of the show, which dedicated a full 2-hour tribute to the original host, and was the most watched New Year's Eve special in the U.S. with 22.6 million viewers. The show is a presentation of dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest and Allen Shapiro serving as executive producers, and Larry Klein as producer.

"I think I will forever be both sentimental and grateful about my experiences with 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'," said Ryan Seacrest.  "Allen and the DCP team, as well as everyone at ABC are my valued partners in carrying Dick's vision forward. I'm humbled by their continued faith, and excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver."

"Ryan and I started this partnership together in 2005.  He has been a key factor in the extended and expanded success of the show," said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.  "It's very difficult to take over a franchise created by an icon and grow it. Ryan has done just that."

About Ryan Seacrest
Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, nationally syndicated radio and local radio. He is also celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase "American Idol" on Fox. He also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! networks. On radio, Seacrest is host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for Clear Channel's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.

Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning television production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and spin-off "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," and has produced "Married to Jonas" and "The Wanted Life" for the network. RSP currently produces "Shahs of Sunset" on Bravo, "Montecito" for A&E, "How I Rock It" for Esquire, and "Superstar Showdown" for Telemundo. RSP is also producing "Mixology," a new scripted series for ABC, as well as "The Restart Project," a digital series for AOL. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."

Seacrest is an entrepreneur, investing in media and entertainment companies: he recently made an investment in Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company, as well as the cable channel, AXS TV. He also has made investments in startups including Pinterest and FlightCar. His philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as Chairman of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation. Seacrest began in his career in his hometown of Atlanta and currently resides in Los Angeles.

About dick clark productions 
dick clark productions is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Media Contacts:

ABC Media Relations: Patrick Preblick (212-456-7819), [email protected]

For Dick Clark Productions:  Liz Morentin, [email protected]

Ryan Seacrest: Kelly Mullens Brown(323) 634-6910, [email protected]

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