Ryan Seacrest courtesy Fox Ryan Seacrest courtesy Fox

"Your overblown Super Bowl half-time show... after this."

Such is what you can expect come February now that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has been tapped to serve as emcee for the pre-game and half-time events, to be broadcast this time around on Fox. According to Variety, Seacrest's duties will include meet-and-greeting celebs as they walk the red carpet (Astroturf?) into Arizona's University of Phoenix stadium.

In related news, if you're sitting in the right section at the big game, Brian Dunkelman just may be the one selling you a frosty beer.