NEW YORK – The TV industry has voted and here's the result: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is getting his own talk show.
Seacrest, who doubles as a successful Los Angeles DJ on Star 98.7, has inked a deal with Twentieth Television for a half-hour talk show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The talk show would be syndicated, although it's not known at this point if it would be targeted for a daytime or late-night audience, or when it would debut.
Talk shows hosted by Sharon Osbourne and Ellen DeGeneres are slated to debut in the fall.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the show will be "designed around" Seacrest's hip style and his ability to interview celebrities.
Seacrest, who reportedly is earning $1 million for hosting American Idol 2, recently inked a contract extension with Clear Channel Radio that will take him through the end of 2005.
A Twentieth Television spokeswoman had no comment on the Seacrest talk show.
Seacrest also was recently named the regular substitute host for the popular Rick Dees in the Morning radio show.
Seacrest is no stranger to television, having hosted a syndicated, Merv Griffin-produced game show, Click, back in the late '90s. He's also hosted Gladiators 2000, Wild Animal Games, Ultimate Revenge and Total Rush and was a correspondent for Extra.
Twentieth Television is a division of News Corp., which also owns The Post and Foxnews.com.