Ryan Seacrest To Sign Multi-Million ‘American Idol’ Deal With ABC
Ryan Seacrest is getting another huge “American Idol” payday, this time with ABC where the venerable show is scheduled to make a comeback in 2018.
TMZ reported this weekend:
Ryan Seacrest will sign a rich deal to host the new version of “American Idol,” but it’s not nearly as rich as the one Katy Perry signed. The sources say the network offered $10 mil, Seacrest wanted $15 mil and they compromised somewhere in between … but closer to $10M than $15M.
The remaining two judges have not been selected yet but it seems that they will have to be “cheaper” gets for ABC since they’re paying Katy Perry and Seacrest so much. Perry reportedly got $25 million to be the marquee judge.