American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is in talks with NBC to create a new music-themed program that he promises will not directly compete with the massively popular Fox singing competition. The show, which is still being developed on a conceptual level, is unlikely to be a traditional singing competition, especially since NBC already has the new singing competition show The Voice. The show may also not include Seacrest on camera, as his Idol contract prohibits him from appearing on a rival network until next year.
Seacrest has been building up a stable of shows a producer. In the past few years, his company has produced the Kardashian reality franchise for E!, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution for ABC and the forthcoming show I Kid for TLC.