Neil Patrick Harris may be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards! He was a great host for the Tonys last month, and people must have taken notice, because he’s in the running!
Harris is in talks with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to host the 61st annual show on September 20th. The deal hasn’t been completed, but both sides are reportedly working hard towards making Neil the face of this year’s Emmys.
There’s a sense of urgency to boost the ratings for this year’s show, since last year was a bust with the five different hosts. Neil has been at the top of the Academy’s list since he earned rave reviews as the Tony host.
Plus, it’ll help that Neil’s show How I Met Your Mother is moving into the 8PM slot on CBS on Monday the day after the show! We love Neil as the host. He’s cute, funny, and we know he’ll do a great job!