Ryan Seacrest Has Trouble Launching Cable Network

That's a lot of 'Kardashians' reruns

American Idol host and reality TV producer Ryan Seacrest is ready to take his career to the next level with a full network. But according to the New York Post, all of his efforts so far have fallen flat.

Seacrest partnered with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG last year to launch a channel that would air "a variety of his productions" as well as concerts and events (AEG owns major venues like the Staples Center and produces live music events and festivals), the Post said. But instead of building a network from the ground up, Seacrest and his partners were hoping to take a page from Oprah’s book and rebrand an existing channel.

The partners were reportedly in talks with Comcast (Seacrest is closely affiliated with E!, which is owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal) to take over gaming channel G4, but according to a source, those talks have since ended. Other talks with Viacom, which owns niche network VH1 Soul, were similarly ill-fated.

But this hasn’t deterred Seacrest and his partners from pursuing a network, says the Post. Sources told the paper that the team is still talking with other big media and cable companies.