Seacrest has inked a new $45 million, three-year deal with Idol producer 19 Entertainment's CKX parent company to continue helming the Fox mega-hit, The Hollywood Reporterreported Monday.
The deal is worth $15 million per year -- triple Seacrest's previous salary of slightly less that $5 million per season -- and makes the host's primetime broadcast network services exclusive to CKX to helm Idol or any other CKX-produced series that might succeed it, according to The Reporter.
Seacrest currently has a separate deal with Comcast and serves as E! Entertainment's lead anchor, while his production company is behind E!'s Keeping up with the Kardashians and Denise Richards: It's Complicated reality series and a new ABC reality series starring chef Jamie Oliver.
19 Entertainment, FreemantleMedia North America, Fox and Seacrest's attorneys all declined comment on the new deal, according to The Reporter.
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