Neil Patrick Harris Previews the 65th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
Viewers can expect song, dance and a healthy dose of comedy from multi-talented actor Neil Patrick Harris when he takes on hosting duties for the 65th ANNUAL Primetime EMMY AWARDS, airing live on September 22 8et/5pt on CBS.
In an exclusive interview with TVGuide.com, the multi-talented actor previews what's on tap when he takes the stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for his second go-round as host of the awards show. "We're not trying to reinvent the Cadillac wheel," says the 'How I Met Your Mother star. "We're just trying to polish it up and give it some dope rims."
Can viewers hope to see the show begin with a similar Broadway extravaganza that opened this year's Tony Awards? "I have an opening that I do, but I don't want to repeat myself from the Tonys," shared the actor. "There's a dance number in The Middle of the show put together by the Emmy-nominated choreographers. I wouldn't be surprised if you witness a groove or three. There may be some unfortunate grooving going on."
Asked about the most nerve-racking part of hosting a live awards show, he offers, "The day before, when we're running through everything without an audience, and it's all falling flat. That's not a great day. Every time, I overstress and then the show ends up being very newsworthy regardless of what I have done."
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