Update: NBC has confirmed that Harris will indeed be hosting a series based on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, in a press release. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which "will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars." It will be filmed in front of a live audience. "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," Harris said in a statement. "Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique »
- Esther Zuckerman
It seems Neil Patrick Harris can cross one more thing off his bucket list: The newly minted Oscar host has partnered with NBC to develop a variety show based on “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” the long-running program that airs on the U.K.’s ITV.
“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. “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!”
NBC has ordered 10 episodes from ITV Studios America, all of which will be filmed in front of a live audience. The show will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars. But the show »
- Whitney Friedlander
Neil Patrick Harris is realizing another dream. The "How I Met Your Mother" star and 2015 Oscar host has been set to headline a Stateside version of the U.K. variety series "Saturday Night Takeaway" for NBC. the network announced today. The show (which will not be called "Saturday Night Takeway" in the U.S.) was reportedly bid on by a variety of networks before NBC nabbed it from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which requested a ten-episode commitment from potential buyers. The series will feature a mix of "comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars" "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 in a statement. “Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I »
- Chris Eggertsen
The series, which consists of 10 hour-long episodes, will be an American adaptation of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, a U.K. variety program produced by ITV.
NBC on Monday announced that the show will include “comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars.”
The Peacock Net has ordered 10 episodes from ITV Studios America, all of which will be filmed in front of a live audience. »
After dropping several hints over the years about his desire to host a variety show, Neil Patrick Harris may have landed his dream gig.
Vulture reports that Nph is in final negotiations to headline a U.S. version of long-running U.K. variety series "Saturday Night Takeaway," the rights to which NBC has reportedly just retained. Per Vulture:
We hear multiple broadcast networks actively bid for the rights to land the Harris-hosted series, with ITV asking networks to agree to an on-the air, ten-episode order for the project. In addition, two sources tell us ITV was asking for a price tag north of $2.5 million for each hourlong episode (and that's before the substantial marketing and promotion such a project demands). The Harris show is also expected to originate from New York.
That's great news for both Harris and viewers, since the showman has already charmed audiences with sitcom gigs ("How I Met Your Mother »
- Katie Roberts
Neil Patrick Harris has said that he is comfortable filming nude scenes, explaining that "you just deal with it" as part of the job.
"We shot that particular scene for two days straight," he said. "It wasn't like we were in the musical Hair or something like that, dancing around totally naked. There were moments where that happened and it was disarming.
"There is the camera crew and that's your butt. That had to happen. You just deal with it.
"I was honestly more concerned about Rosamund Pike because we were having sex in the scene," he continued. "I wanted to make sure that she, in her own state of disrobedness, felt comfortable and didn't feel weird."
He then »
Neil Patrick Harris is to host a Us version of 'Saturday Night Takeaway'. The ITV variety show is expected to hit Us screens next year after the rights were bought by NBC, with the 'How I Met Your Mother' star being brought in as the programme's presenter. Speaking to Vulture, the 41-year-old actor said: ''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 »
Chris Rock has denied reports that he was invited to host the Oscars for a second time in 2015.
Rock has now denied the claims, telling The Wrap: "I didn't get an offer. I mean, it's Neil Patrick Harris.
"It's like, who would pick me before Neil Patrick Harris? He's an amazing host."
Rock previously hosted the Academy Awards telecast in 2005 to a mixed reception, including an on-stage rebuke from Sean Penn after the comedian made a joke about his All the King's Men co-star Jude Law.
He has previously expressed enthusiasm »
We were all hoping that the London production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour would mark Keira Knightley's Broadway debut (she got great reviews in 2011 starring opposite Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss), but we'll take her however we can get her. Next fall, she will make her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's adaptation of the tragic novel Thérèse Raquin, continuing with Knightley's affinity for period dramas. In other news, Big Brother standout Frankie J. Grande (the bro of another famous Grande, Ariana) will take on a supporting role in Rock of Ages for two months beginning Nov. »
- Jason Clark
Rather, Marvel.com reports that Fonseca will play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who will befriend Hayley Atwell’s titular Ssr agent, as both ladies seek to cement their place in the post-war world.
Set in 1946, Agent Carter finds Peggy dealt a serious blow, marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), she must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, reprising »
“‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ opens up an exciting world of new characters for us,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of TV. “Lyndsy brings a warmth and humanity to Angie, who’ll be the friend Peggy needs if she’s to survive the dangers that lie ahead.”
Fonseca joins other recently announced “Agent Carter” cast additions James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray. The series stars Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter as she attempts to balance routine office work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve with the secret missions she undertakes with inventor Howard Stark, played by Dominic Cooper.
In addition to her series regular role on The CW’s “Nikita, »
- Laura Prudom
Marvel's Agent Carter has filled another key role with another notable name. Nikita and How I Met Your Mother actress Lyndsy Fonseca is joining the cast of the upcoming ABC action series. The Captain America spin-off signed Fonseca to play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy (Hayley Atwell). Agent Carter follows the heroine in 1946 as she works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve while secretly taking on secret missions with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). The series also stars Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson (an agent with the Ssr, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis (Stark's butler), Shea Whigham as »
- James Hibberd
It is still hard having a television season without How I Met Your Mother on the Monday night schedule. The show was a staple on CBS for nine seasons and ended its run in March 2014. The reviews were mixed on the final season that took place over one weekend of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) big day. Many people grew tired watching the wedding mishaps from waiting for the guests to arrive to trying to decide where to have the rehearsal dinner. Others loved the idea of having one season only last three days long with intermittent scenes featuring Ted’s (Josh Radnor) relationship with “The Mother” Aka Tracy (Cristin Milioti). For those fan who wished the show had ended at the end of season eight, this article is for you. Even if you loved season nine, still continue reading. We at TV Overmind have selected the top moments of… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Neil Patrick Harris has different thoughts about sex scenes now than he did before he starred in CBS's “How I Met Your Mother.” Or perhaps it's the difference between working on the stage and working on a movie set. The “Gone Girl” star recounted his recent experience in a sex scene for that film on TBS's “Conan,” juxtaposing it with a nude stage scene he did years ago; a scene that happened to star one of his “How I Met Your Mother” co-stars. See photos: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale: What the CBS Series Meant for Its Stars’ Careers Of the new. »
- Jason Hughes
Welcome to the world, little Gus! Ashley Williams and her husband Neal Dodson have welcomed their first child together, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The How I Met Your Mother alum gave birth at home on Sunday, Oct. 5. Their baby boy Gus Williams Dodson weighed in at 8 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Williams' former Himym costar Cobie Smulders announced yesterday she's expecting her second child with Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam. Williams played Victoria on the show from 2006 to 2014. The [...] »
Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group, which specializes in reorganizing troubled companies, has taken over day-to-day operation of Modern VideoFilm. Scott Avila, a principal of Deloitte Crg, has been named CEO of the postproduction facility. He replaces Moshe Barkat, the company’s founder, who was ousted as CEO and President by the board of directors in September. Cooper Crouse, a director of Deloitte Crg, has been named President of Modern Video/Film.
Avila and Crouse’s previous job for Deloitte Crg, a subsidiary of the giant professional services and accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, was to manage the affairs of the financially distressed Culver Studios before its sale to Hackman Capital Partners this year. Roxanna Sassanian, a former financial officer at the Culver Studios, has been named Modern Video/Film’s CFO, replacing the ousted Hugh Miller.
Asked about Deloitte Crg, Avila told Deadline: “I can’t comment on that. I »
- David Robb
Neil Patrick Harris reportedly wasn't the first choice to host the Oscars.
Neil Patrick Harris has become one of Hollywood's go-to guys for hosting award shows, but the How I Met Your Mother star reportedly wasn't the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' first choice to host the 2015 Oscars.
News: Nph Set to Host the Oscars for the First Time
The 41-year-old actor will host the Academy Awards for the first time on Feb. 22, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil was fourth on the Academy's wish list of potential emcees.
Harris is a seasoned award show host, having emceed the Emmys twice and the Tony Awards four times, but he's had his eye on the Oscars for quite some time. In a video announcing the gig, Harris showed »
Since she got her first break while working in a salon—where a customer helped her get a role to get her SAG card—Julie Meyer has appeared on a variety of shows in guest spots, from Southland to How I Met Your Mother to The Middle and The New Normal. Her first real gig was doing sketches with Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Show, so she's had some interesting experiences during the five short years she's been acting in Los Angeles. Add another one to the list: She was cast in a supporting role on NBC's upcoming Adam McKay »
- Kyle Ryan
Trucco has landed the part of Charles Putney on Scandal, who beat Abby (Darby Stanchfield) when they were still married years prior, breaking her jaw and a number of ribs, reported Entertainment Weekly. Olivia (Kerry Washington) ultimately took matters into her own hands and attacked him with a tire iron.
As of yet, it hasn’t been revealed exactly what brings Charles to Washington.
Trucco is likely best known for starring as Ensign Samuel Anders on Battlestar Galactica and Justin Patrick in Fairly Legal. He’s also had recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Castle, Young Justice, How I Met Your Mother, Revenge and Criminal Minds. His last starring TV role was in the short-lived Killer Women.
Well in this case, Cobie Smulders is the mother. The How I Met Your Mother star and her actor hubby Taran Killam are expecting their second child together, E! News confirms. The famous pair are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Shaelyn Cado. Shortly after welcoming their baby girl, Smulders appeared on The Bonnie Hunt Show, where she opened up about being a first-time mom. "I think I sleep an average of four hours a night now, so it's just like functioning on fumes sometimes," the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star said at the time. "But it's the best." The longtime lovebirds, who dated for eight years and were engaged for three of those eight, finally tied the »
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