Neil Patrick Harris Will Play Host For New Weekly Variety Show

first_img View Comments Neil Patrick Harris has an addiction to hosting. Seriously, it may be time for an intervention. The Tony and Emmy winner has been tapped to headline a U.S. version of the British variety show Saturday Night Takeaway. NBC has ordered ten-episodes of the hour-long series, which will be filmed in front of a live audience. Neither an official title nor air date has been set. Harris has expressed interest in a weekly variety show in the past, including when he was reportedly shortlisted to take over the Late Show. The former Hedwig will put on his hosting hat again to emcee the Oscars on February 22, 2015. He has hosted the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice. “Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set,” said Harris, in a statement. “I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!” Saturday Night Takeaway premiered on ITV in 2002. The variety show features sketches, games and more and is presented by comedy duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, better known as Ant & Dec. Further details, including a timeline for the project, have yet to surface, but something tells us that the series will feature many gems for musical lovers.last_img read more

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