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Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris to host 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, May 30th 2013 01:00 pm

Neil Patrick Harris has been named host and producer of The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be broadcast from NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, on the CBS Television Network. This will be the multitalented television, film and stage actor's second time hosting the Emmy Awards, which he emceed to critical acclaim when the program last aired on CBS in 2009.

As previously announced, Ken Ehrlich will serve as executive producer of this year's Emmy broadcast.

"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 of CBS Entertainment.

"Four years ago, Neil was an amazing Emmy host and we are excited to have him back," said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. "Neil is an extremely gifted and inventive performer, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store this year."

"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards," Harris said. "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."

Equally successful on stage and screen, Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson in the hit CBS television series, "How I Met Your Mother," a role that has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. Harris is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on "Glee" and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tony Awards.

In addition to his numerous film and television credits, Harris has also enjoyed success in the theater. His many theatrical credits include the dual role of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of "Assassins," as well as noteworthy performances in the Broadway productions of "Cabaret" and "Proof." He made his musical directorial debut with a production of "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1946 at the birth of the medium, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts, sciences and creative leadership. Known for recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy Awards, the Television Academy also publishes the award-winning emmy magazine. Its charitable foundation operates the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs.

For more information on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, its many industry-related programs and services, including year-round events, visitwww.emmys.com.

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