Neil Patrick Harris to Star in NBC Variety Show

Series starring future Oscars host will be adapted from England’s “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends his Book Signing for "Choose Your Own Autobiography" at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Neil Patrick Harris is about to add another item to his ever-expanding resume: variety show host.

The former “How I Met Your Mother” star and upcoming Oscars host will star in a variety show for NBC, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap Monday.

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The series, which has received a 10-episode order from NBC, will be adapted from the British offering “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which presents a mix of sketches and games.

“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,” said Harris of “Saturday Night Takeaway.” “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!”

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A title and an air date for the new series have not yet been set.

In addition to the upcoming Oscars gig, Harris currently stars in the hit feature film “Gone Girl,” and released an autobiography, “Choose Your Own Autobiography,” last month.

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Watch an episode of “Saturday Night Takeaway” below.

Vulture first reported the news of Harris’ NBC variety show.