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Neil Patrick Harris Approached for ‘Late Show’

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris was asked to present The Late Show.

The How I Met Your Mother actor - who raises twins Harper and Gideon, three, with partner David Burtka - was asked to replace David Letterman on the nightly talk show and even got as far as meeting with CBS executives to discuss the opportunity.

"They called me in and sat me down and asked if that would be something that I would be interested in doing," he said. However, despite the lucrative offer, the 40-year-old actor turned down the job as he worried about getting "bored" and wanted more flexible working.

"In that instance I felt like I knew what my skill sets were. I was surprised that he pitched me that idea, and I sort of sat for a minute with it and told him the things that concerned me about the longevity of that kind of gig. I would get bored of the repetition fast, and the structure is so set that I don't have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, musical act, good night," he said on The Howard Stern Show.

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Emmy Awards

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Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris will present the 2013 Emmy Awards. The How I Met Your Mother actor - who previously hosted the awards in 2009 - will take over for the ceremony on September 26 this year, just a few months after he presents the Tony Awards in June.

"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards. And what perfect timing - I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. 'And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to Breaking Bad!' See, told you it works," he said.

CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler added, "Neil is the quintessential host - engaging, entertaining and a true showman - with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We're thrilled for him to return for CBS's broadcast of the Emmy Awards."

Neil has hosted the Tonys twice, with one stint in 2009 earning him and the production team an Emmy Award.


Neil Patrick Harris Wants HIMYM to End

Neil Patrick Harris in 'How I Met Your Mother'Neil Patrick Harris wants How I Met Your Mother to end after the current season.

The comedy returns this month for its eighth season and Neil - who plays Barney Stinson - says he and the rest of the cast are ready for the show to reach its conclusion.

"Our contracts end at [Season] eight, so it's one of those, you know, if they wanna do nine, they're welcome to, but we have a lot of other things [going on]. Cobie has got The Avengers that just made a billion dollars, Jason makes a ton of movies, I'm anxious to move East and Josh is directing and acting in movies as well. So, we all are anxious to move forward," said Neil, who stars alongside Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan.

Neil also admits the only reason any of the cast will sign up for another series is if it will be incredibly lucrative for them to do so: "I think the only way I think a season nine or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right - that's the reality of it. We love the show, we love doing it - eight years is a long time and we're as happy a family as we've ever been."


Neil Patrick Harris to Host Tony Awards

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Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris is to host the Tony Awards.

The How I Met Your Mother star will take control of proceedings at the annual ceremony, which recognizes the best of Broadway theatre, for a third time and he can't wait to helm the show again.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's Tony Awards. Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I'll score some free house seats to a show - or five!" he said in a statement.

Harris hosted the event last year and in 2009, a stint which earned him and the production team an Emmy Award. The 38-year-old star - who shot to fame as the titular character in hit TV series Doogie Howser, M.D. - is also established on Broadway and has had roles in the play Proof and the musicals Cabaret and Assassins.

The 2012 Tony Awards will broadcast live on CBS on June 10 from New York's Beacon Theater.


Mad Men Wins Big at Critics’ Choice Television Awards

John Hamm at Critics' Choice Television Awards

AMC hit drama Mad Men was the big winner at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards yesterday.

The TV series picked up Best Drama, while its stars John Hamm and Christina Hendricks won the Best Actor in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama prizes respectively. Christina shared her accolade, however, with Margo Martindale of Justified.

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TV on DVD: September 21, 2010

How I Met Your Mother Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 30 Rock (Season 4)
  • Being Human (Season 2)
  • Bored to Death (Season 1)
  • Castle (Season 2)
  • Community (Season 1)
  • Desperate Housewives (Season 6)
  • Dragon Ball GT (Complete Series)
  • The Hills (Season 6)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Season 5)
  • Human Target (Season 1)
  • Law & Order: SVU (Season 11)
  • The Mentalist (Season 2)
  • Modern Family (Season 1)
  • Mythbusters (Collection 6)
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Season 1)
  • Two and a Half Men (Season 7)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Live Commentary

62nd annual primetime emmy awards

Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?

Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will get a statue for its final season?

What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!

So who won and who lost at the ? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Discusses Possible Return to Glee

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made a huge splash when he played Will Schuester’s former high school nemesis on Glee - so much of a splash that he may reprise the role in Season 2.

Hear what Harris has to say about the possibilities in the video clip above.

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Glee Racks Up Emmy Nominations

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The fans, producers and cast of should be singing with joy today.

The most talked-about new show of the year has landed a staggering , including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Matthew Morrison), Best Actress (Lea Michele), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) and Best Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer).

Neil Patrick Harris also got a nod for his guest spot in the “Dream On” episode, while Kristin Chenoweth received a nomination for her guest spot in the “Rhodes Not Taken” episode. Other nods fall in the casting, writing and art direction categories.

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TV Talk: Capt. Phil Harris Remembered, The Muppets Honored

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Captain Phil Harris-The death of Deadliest Catch‘s Phil Harris will be addressed in several specials beginning June 22. Discovery Channel will air interviews with the captain’s colleagues and family on July 20.

-Syfy, already the future home for a cooking show, is getting into the junk business. The network has ordered Hunting Hollywood, a series about Hollywood memorabilia.

-What do Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey and The Muppets have in common? They’ll all get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Other TV celebrities include Oprah and Danny DeVito.

-E! is letting one of its stars do more than just look pretty for the channel. The Spin Crowd, about a reality series about a PR agency, will have Kim Kardashian as a producer.


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