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Will Ryan Seacrest Replace Matt Lauer on 'Today'?

Will Ryan Seacrest Replace Matt Lauer on 'Today'?

Ryan Seacrest is a “possible successor” to Matt Lauer if the Today co-anchor leaves the morning show next year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The 36-year-old American Idol host reportedly met with NBC executives to discuss the possibility of him joining the morning program.

“The talks are preliminary and could fall apart at any time. They also may be in part a negotiating tactic for NBC executives who need a strong backup plan in case [Matt] leaves the show,” a source told the paper, adding that Ryan is one of the network’s top replacement choices.

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34 Responses to “Will Ryan Seacrest Replace Matt Lauer on 'Today'?”

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  1. 1
    J L Says:

    DEAR…
    GOD…
    NO

    SOMEONE, SHOOT ME!!!!!

  2. 2
    Alicia Says:

    No I would not like to see that.

  3. 3
    Petra Says:

    MATT CAN’T LEAVE THE TODAY SHOW! I’m so upset about this.

  4. 4
    speaktruth Says:

    Oh please no!!! He already controls E! Don’t take NBC too!

  5. 5
    Diaz Says:

    I really dont want this to happen:(( please..

  6. 6
    xploxite Says:

    I don’t want that either , i like Matt.

  7. 7
    Nate Says:

    Absolutely NOT!!!!! Anyone, but Ryan.

  8. 8
    Shannon Says:

    Somebody please make Ryan just go away before he takes yet another job…he has plenty of jobs to keep him busy right now and I’m so tired of seeing his face and hearing his voice everywhere.

  9. 9
    Paulie Says:

    Seacrest is not fit to do hard news stories or interviews with world leaders. He is not a true journalist, but rather a TV personality. An obnoxious one at that.

  10. 10
    NO FING WAY Says:

    I will never watch or trust NBC news or the Today show again, if they hire Seacrest.
    HE IS THE ONE THAT GAVE US THE KARDASHIANS. HE CANT BE TRUSTED.

  11. 11
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  12. 12
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  13. 13
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  14. 14
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  15. 15
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  16. 16
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  17. 17
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  18. 18
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  19. 19
    Rocky Says:

    This is the jerk that gave us the KKK girls — HELL NO!!!!!!! Get someone serious, not some bozo reality show marketer. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

  20. 20
    Kari Says:

    Matt….please don’t ever leave!!!!!!!!! Love you on Today. As for Ryan??? No way in h*ll.

  21. 21
    Susan Says:

    If Matt leaves, so will I. I love Matt and he is the ONLY reason I watch the Today Show!!!

  22. 22
    Very Concerned Says:

    No! No! No!

    No Ryan Seacrest on the TODAY Show…….EVER!!!!!

    NOT even close to the type of personality/background needed for NBC’s morning show. He is flat and not interesting and does not appear comfortable with himself at all. In an odd way, he comes off as arrogant to me. I never understood the comparison to **** Clark (other than in his radio/media holdings/interests) as he does not have the CHARISMA of Mr. Clark. Seacrest is better behind the desk as opposed to in front of the camera. When he has been the commentator for a television program I have either not tuned in or changed the channel. I have heard snippets of his radio program and feel the same…..regardless of who the guest(s) may be.

    NBC would be making a huge mistake where they to bring Seacrest on board. The viewing audience for the TODAY Show would not be engaged with him at all – viewership and ratings would drop dramatically. The combination of Curry/Seacrest as co-hosts make me shudder. ( Sorry, I also find Curry as missing the mark. Savannah Guthrie would work better in this spot.)

    And unfortunately, Seacrest is identified too strongly with that K-family and the morning audience is not into this type of so-called “news” or association. Many viewers were turned off when NBC allowed the K-family to host for a week with Hoda. This allowed them to go to other networks for their morning viewing ( ABC’s The View for example!) and many have not returned.

    So, IMO NO! NO! NO! to Seacrest.

    He just simply is NOT representative of what The TODAY Show is about or what the loyal viewership has come to expect……..Unless of course NBC plans on turning the show into an “entertainment/reality” endeavor.
    (Like you know, some of the like cable shows, doll!)

    The mere thought of this gives rise to illness.

    DO NOT do this NBC!!!!!!!

    (Typed this comment as I was watching Savannah, Al, and MATT !!!)

  23. 23
    solecito Says:

    F*CK Seacrest and the KarTRASHians.

  24. 24
    ימי הולדת Says:

    oh i love him, hope he will replace him

  25. 25
    dinaaa Says:

    uggghhh

    ryna seacrust is the worst

    i can’t stand that closet case

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