Neil Patrick Harris Scores NBC Variety Show

Newly-announced 2015 Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris will warm-up for the Academy Awards by hosting a new variety show based on Britain’s popular Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The Gone Girl star has confirmed his new 10 episode, hour-long show will feature song and dance numbers, hidden cameras, celebrity guests and comedy sketches.

He says, “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 its unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun.”

The premiere date for his new show has not yet been set, but it will air on NBC.

It’s also been rumored that the busy star will appear on American Horror Story this season, but no further details have emerged since the initial conversation between he and show creator Ryan Murphy.

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