Neil Patrick Harris to star in his own variety show

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2014 15:14 IST

It's all good news lately for How I Met Your Mother star,

Neil Patrick Harris

. Not only is he set to host the upcoming Oscars, he has now bagged his very own variety show with NBC.

The actor 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 its 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.

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