Casting Begins for The Million Second Quiz, Hosted by Ryan Seacrest

photo: nbc

photo: nbc

“The Million Second Quiz,” the electrifying new competition, hosted by Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest and airing live on NBC from a gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, is beginning its nationwide search for contestants willing to test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win on the biggest game show ever imagined. “The Million Second Quiz” premieres Monday, September 9 at 8pm ET.

The search begins in Washington D.C. (August 10), Boston (August 14), Philadelphia (August 18), and New York City (August 24). Potential contestants must be 18 or over and legal U.S. residents to enter. Updates, pre-registration forms, audition tips and a full list of details with all venue information can be found at http://www.millionsecondquizcasting.com.

Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest has been tapped as host of NBC’s unique, fast-paced live interactive game show “The Million Second Quiz.” The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming.

“When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year’s Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events” said Telegdy. “He is a broadcaster, in all the traditional sense, but also in the most contemporary — he is an accomplished host of live TV and a master of social media and pop culture. This makes him perfect for ‘The Million Second Quiz.’”

“I’m so excited to be hosting this new live game show on NBC, as it’s really a fun and different format that I believe will generate lots of fans across different platforms,” said Ryan Seacrest. “I’m looking forward to working with the other producers and everyone at NBC to make the show a success.”

“The Million Second Quiz” premieres Monday, Sept. 9 (8-9 p.m. ET) and continues through Saturday, Sept. 14 in that same 8 p.m. hour. It will then resume on Monday, Sept. 16 and will air each night (8-9 p.m. ET) until the finale on Thursday, Sept. 19 (8-10 p.m. ET) when the winner will claim the largest guaranteed prize in game show history. “The Million Second Quiz” is produced by All3 Media America, Studio Lambert and Universal Television. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, David A. Hurwitz and Seacrest serve as executive producers.

“The Million Second Quiz” will be the first fully convergent television experience, where viewers will be able to download the show’s game app and play along at home in real time by syncing to the live primetime broadcast each night. The entire competition takes place 24 hours a day for over 12 days. Contestants will be pushed to the limits of their knowledge and the breaking point of endurance as they compete in quiz bouts around the clock. Live, interactive, intense and unlike any other game show in history with the largest guaranteed cash prize in game show history, this is truly the chance of a lifetime.

2013 Audition cities and dates:

WASHINGTON D.C.

Saturday, August 10

10am – 6pm
Madam’s Organ
2461 18th St NW
Washington DC, 20009

BOSTON, MA

Wednesday, August 14

10am – 6pm
Tequila Rain
3 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Sunday, August 18

10am – 6pm
McFadden’s
461 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

NEW YORK, NY

Saturday, August 24

10am -6pm
NBC Experience Store
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Throughout the month of August, a “The Million Second Quiz” branded tent will be traveling across Manhattan and the 5 boroughs of New York City, including popular festivals and events, looking for potential contestants. Please go to http://www.millionsecondquizcasting.com for more information and specific locations.

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