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Ryan Seacrest joins NBC team for Olympics coverage

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In an expected move, Ryan Seacrest announced this morning on Today that he’d be part of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage.

As for other announcements? Say, Seacrest’s possible future at the morning talker, the American Idol host was as cagey as you might expect, joking that there had been “conversations” about possibly filling in for Al Roker as weather man. “I see you doing this as long as you want to,” he said when Matt Lauer asked if he saw a possible future at the Today show. “So maybe the question is how long will you be on the Today show? Because fans and I think you should be here for years to come.”

“I think you’d be great at this job,” Lauer added.

Regardless of his future plans at NBC, Seacrest said he plans to stay with American Idol and expects an official announcement soon.

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