Neil Patrick Harris to host CBS’ 2013 Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris to host CBS’ 2013 Emmy Awards

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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by CBS News

CBS News

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 12:55 PM

(CBS) -- CBS says Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Emmys again.

It’s the second go-around for the TV, film and stage star. He last did the honors at the prime-time Emmy Awards’ in 2009.

“Neil is the quintessential host—engaging, entertaining and a true showman—with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We’re thrilled for him to return for CBS’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards,” said Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment.

“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Harris. “And what perfect timing—I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”

CBS will air the Emmycast live from to be broadcast from NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

But for viewers who just can’t wait to see Harris in emcee mode, the “How I Met Your Mother” star will preside over “The 67th annual Tony Awards” on CBS on June 9. It’s Harris’ fourth time hosting that show, which salutes the best of Broadway.
 

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