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It's official: Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys

July 13, 2009 | 11:03 am

NPH In the words of Neil Patrick Harris' alter ego: This could be LEGENDARY.

Harris, who has twice been nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Barney Stinson, the lovable ladies' man on "How I Met Your Mother," will host the Emmys on CBS on Sept. 20.

Harris, who earned critical praise for his hosting of the Tony Awards in June, follows last year's disastrous experiment in which the five reality TV show host nominees led the broadcast as a group.

"After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the prime-time Emmys," Harris said in a press release issued by CBS.  "I'm looking forward to the challenge of the show — adding my own voice to it, while honoring the nominees and the entire year in television.  But which voice to choose?  I'm torn between gangsta, foppish Brit, and robot. Really proud of my robot. We'll see what happens on the night."

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: Neil Patrik Harris. Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times