Ryan Seacrest returns to the airwaves when a new season of “American Idol” returns to FOX on Wednesday, but before then, he has a different kind of premiere. On Tuesday, he returns as narrator for a new season of “Pioneers of Television” on PBS. On Jan. 14, network officials revealed details about the new season of the popular PBS series.
Now in its third season, “Pioneers of Television” tells the story behind iconic TV stars and the shows that made them household names. Ryan Seacrest narrates the series including Tuesday’s premiere episode “Funny Ladies,” which showcases the groundbreaking female comediennes who got their start in the early days of TV and continue to influence today’s comedic actresses. Joan Rivers, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett and the late Phyllis Diller, who makes her final television appearance in an exclusive interview, are all featured during Tuesday night’s premiere.
Below are details about future episodes of “Pioneers of Television” on PBS, narrated by Ryan Seacrest.
- Tuesday, Jan. 22: Primetime Soaps
- Tuesday, Jan. 29: Superheroes
- Tuesday, Feb. 5: Miniseries
Ryan Seacrest is the host of “American Idol” and narrator of “Pioneers of Television,” but the man of many talents also has a thriving broadcast career and multiple television ventures. He hosts and produces “E! News” and its award show coverage, plus he executive produces and hosts “Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest." His other TV credits include “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” and the Kardashian shows. On the radio, he hosts “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.”
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest began his professional career in broadcasting at the age of 16, when he applied for an internship at WSTR, one of Atlanta’s top radio stations. While working at STAR 94, he finished high school and attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in journalism. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Fans can watch Ryan Seacrest in action tonight on “Pioneers of Television” (8 p.m. EST on PBS) and on Wednesday and Thursday nights on “American Idol” on FOX.
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