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Ryan Seacrest Hosting 'Million Second Quiz'

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CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 29: Ryan Seacrest attends the Seacrest Studios ribbon cutting at Levine's Children's Hospital on July 29, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Levine Children's Hospital) | Getty

NEW YORK — NBC says Ryan Seacrest will host "The Million Second Quiz," a new live game show the network hopes will become event programming for two weeks in September.

The network said Monday it is constructing a giant hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan for the game, which will involve contestants testing their trivia skills over a million seconds, or 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds. A contestant leading the game earns $10 per second for sitting in the "money chair," with a potential payoff of millions of dollars.

The show will air for six straight nights starting Sept. 9, then return for four nights starting Sept. 16.

Seacrest is host of "American Idol" on Fox and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" on ABC.

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