Neil Patrick Harris lands his own variety show

After being announced as the new Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris has landed his own variety show with NBC.

Neil Patrick Harris lands his own variety show

Los Angeles: After being announced as the new Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris has landed his own variety show with NBC.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star will host the US version of Saturday Night Takeaway, the long-running UK variety show format produced by UK-based production company ITV, reported Vulture.

The Harris show is expected to originate from New York, logical given the actor's roots in the city. "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer. Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!," Harris said.

The 'Gone Girl' star has been open about his desire to host a variety show.