Ryan Seacrest who has been in control of his entertainment industry dynasty building, is in the news again, with a new job scenario that has Ryan leaving his radio home at Clear Channel and jumping ship to CBS. The move would be predicated on CBS’ interest in Ryan hosting an afternoon Oprah-type show for the start of the 2011 season. Ryan was very friendly with CBS president/CEO Les Moonves at a recent Lakers game.
According to this item from LARadio.com, “Part of the lure for Ryan would be an all-out production commitment to his daytime talk show – full production, massive promotion and a commitment from the network to make it work. Ryan’s already had a failed TV talk show with Fox in 2004. That show lasted only five months. Ryan has to be sure if he ventures back into daytime TV that the production has the full commitment of Moonves and his team. If the TV deal became reality for Ryan and CBS, he would also bring his morning radio show, his syndicated program, along with his countdown shows.”