FOX will announce on Thursday that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will serve as the master of ceremonies at the Super Bowl game in January, according to Variety. The Super Bowl is set to take place in February at the University of Phoenix stadium in Arizona.

Seacrest will handle pre-game hosting duties as celebrities stream in to the game and also will emcee the halftime show.

The NFL has yet to announce the in-game entertainment; last year saw Prince perform at a rainy Orange Bowl in Miami.

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This will be the first year of having a red-carpet host is a first for a Super Bowl telecast.