‘Mother’ Maven Neil Patrick Harris Close to Emmy-Hosting Gig

Jul 1, 2009  •  Post A Comment

After generating raves for his Tonys and TV Land Awards performances, Neil Patrick Harris may be ready for a really big show: The Emmys.

The "How I Met Your Mother" star is in advance talks to emcee the TV Academy’s big night, Variety editor Cynthia Littleton is reporting.

Harris’ affable, almost effortless hosting of the Tonys and TV Land Awards had prompted speculation that Harris would be a logical choice for the gig, particularly since CBS is airing this year’s show.Variety’s Brian Lowry even blogged about such an idea.

But there had also been published speculation that CBS late night host Craig Ferguson might be up for the gig.

Variety says a deal for Harris isn’t done yet but that all parties involved are working toward making that happen.

–Josef Adalian


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