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Nigel Lythgoe

'Million Second Quiz' Was a TERRIBLE Concept

10/9/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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THIIISSS ... is Ryan Seacrest getting OBLITERATED by his former "American Idol" executive producer, who called "Million Second Quiz" the worst TV concept he's seen in a while.

Here's the backstory ... last night, we shot ex-"Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe in NY ... and asked him to name the worst show concept on TV.

Nigel barely took a beat ... before telling us, "Million Second Quiz," that Seacrest-produced disaster that aired on NBC earlier this year.

So, why would Lythgoe go after MSQ? Couple of possibilities ...

1) Sour grapes. Lythgoe worked on "Idol" for years before he got the chop back in June. Seacrest is still on the show. Maybe he's just bitter.

OR ...

2) Nigel's just telling the truth -- 'cause MSQ wasn't just bad, it was the Bernie Madoff of game shows -- everyone who watched felt ripped off.

We're gonna lean towards #2. Seriously, that show was bad.

9 COMMENTS

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anya2u    

I agree with him

358 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

People DON'T Like Ryan Seacrest...

358 days ago
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todd lee    

It was a horrible show and Seacrest is a weasel.

358 days ago
4.

Nancy    

I'm an insomniac and The Million Second Quiz show did for me what an ambien could not.

358 days ago
5.

Joey Boots    

Nigel Out!

358 days ago
6.

Chilltopia    

The winner was such a fat dooosh

358 days ago
7.

Mr. Pukey    

Right on!

358 days ago
8.

OK    

Good. Ryan Seacrest is annoying.

357 days ago
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bart    

Ryan is the worse. Why does he get paid good money and he is just horrible.

357 days ago

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