Neil Patrick Harris will host a new variety series on NBC.
The network announced Monday that the new show will air in primetime and will be based on the British show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which won two BAFTA awards in 2014.
NBC ordered 10 episodes of the new show from ITV Studios America. The network said the show will feature “comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars” and “will be filmed in front of a live audience.”
Announcing the news, Neil Patrick Harris said: “Nothing like this has been done before and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set.”
Harris, who will host the 2015 Oscars, has won four Emmy Awards for his role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother and a Tony Award for his time as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He is seen most recently in the movie Gone Girl.
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