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.

PTI| Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 08:29 AM IST
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.