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Ryan Seacrest continues to be the busiest man in showbiz.

NBC announced Wednesday that Seacrest will host the network's live late-night coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He's taking over the reins from Mary Carillo, who hosted the pre-taped late-night coverage from Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

The American Idol host was previously a correspondent for the network during the 2012 Olympics, which became the most-watched television event in U.S. history. He also co-hosted the Closing Ceremonies, which coincidentally took place three years ago Wednesday.

"We're thrilled to have Ryan Seacrest in the middle of it all capturing Rio's unique flavor, talking to Olympic athletes, and telling the stories of the day," NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell said in a statement.

Seacrest also shared the news on Twitter, and offered a tease of what some of his coverage will look like.

The Rio Olympics begin on Aug. 5, 2016. Do you think Seacrest is a good choice for NBC? Is this part of his master plan to dethrone Bob Costas in prime time? He could get pink eye again...