Neil Patrick Harris to host new NBC variety series

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing Neil Patrick Harris back to series television as host of a comedy-variety series.

The new show is based on the successful British TV format “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” NBC didn’t announce an official title or premiere date for its adaptation, which will air for 10 episodes.

The series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows and appearances by A-list stars, NBC said. It will film in front of a live audience.

Harris has previously served as host of both the Emmys and Tony Awards. He was recently announced as host of the 2015 Academy Awards.

The versatile performer starred for nine seasons in the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” He is currently co-starring in the suspense film “Gone Girl.”

 

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