Knock at the door could lead to prizes on new Fox game show

Ryan Seacrest will host ‘Knock Knock Live’

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT - BY ALICIA RANCILIO NEW YORK

Ryan Seacrest has no­ticed a pat­tern when he knocks on a stranger’s door.

“Most men an­swer the door with­out a shirt on,” he said in a re­cent in­ter­view.

The “Amer­i­can Idol” host picked up on this while pre­par­ing for his new game show, “Knock Knock Live,” pre­mier­ing July 21 on Fox (9 p.m. EDT).

“I just went down a street the other night in Los An­ge­les and tested it,” Seacrest said. “It’s a lit­tle fright­en­ing when you walk up to doors be­cause you hear an­i­mals and peo­ple are, ‘ Who is it?”‘

On his new show, an­swer­ing a knock on the door could lead to a ma­jor sur­prise.

Seacrest will be in an L.A. stu­dio while a team of helpers like Kel­lie Pick­ler and Ross Mathews ar­rive at the front door of peo­ple across the U.S. (Par­tic­i­pants can ap­ply to ap­pear on the show or are nom­i­nated.) When they an­swer the door, they’re given a chal­lenge. They can win prizes, meet celebri­ties or have a dream come true.

“Some will get cash, some will get a new car. Some will meet their celebrity crushes. Some will have a ran­dom game hap­pen in their front yard or on their street,” Seacrest said. “It re­ally de­pends on the story, and we’ve tai­lored all of our re- sponses to hope­fully put a smile on peo­ple’s faces and change their life a lit­tle bit. The fun thing about it, for me, is that this is a live show, so we don’t have an idea of what’s gonna hap­pen.”

Seacrest said the key was find- ing “great sto­ries.”

“It was like, ‘Let’s find peo­ple who are nom­i­nated who de­serve some­thing spe­cial, who are ex­tra­or­di­nary peo­ple. Maybe they didn’t get that pro­mo­tion, maybe they didn’t get that raise, maybe they didn’t go to sum­mer camp. We’ll step in and help out.”

So far, ask­ing celebri­ties to par­tic­i­pate has been easy.

“The celebri­ties hear the sto­ries, they learn about the peo­ple and they know what im­pact they have had. That’s why they have said, ‘I’ll agree to do it,”‘ Seacrest said. “Ev­ery­one from David Beck­ham to Justin Bieber (is) help­ing us out on this show.”

“Some will get cash, some will get a new car. Some will meet their celebrity crushes. Some will have a ran­dom game hap­pen in their front yard or on their street.”

Host Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest par­tic­i­pates in the “Knock Knock Live” pop up event out­side the News Cor­po­ra­tion/Fox Build­ing on Tues­day, July 14, 2015, in New York.

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