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The Truth Behind the Emmys Time-Shifting Controversy

Neil Patrick Harris

It's true that the producers of the Emmys have decided to compress this year's telecast using time-shifting. But they promise it's all in service of creating a more entertaining show.

Faced with the prospect of having to present 28 awards in only two hours, nine minutes and 35 seconds, Don Mischer, executive producer of the telecast, outlined what the time-shifting will entail.

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Who's New to the Emmys? More Spaces Mean Fresh Faces

Tina Fey, Jim Parsons

An extra slot in this year's Primetime Emmy categories meant fresh, new nominees as Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, Jim Parsons, Simon Baker and more newcomers joined Emmy stalwarts like 30 Rock, House and The Office on the ballot.

NBC's 30 Rock was the most-nominated show with 22 nods, and HBO had the most nominations of any network with 99.

See the full list of Emmy nominees

Parsons, who announced the nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmys Thursday with Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson, benefited ...
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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris

You don't have to be Barney Stinson to think this year's Primetime Emmys will be legendary: Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to suit up and host the ceremony.

Harris had been eyed by the network as host ever since garnering acclaim and the biggest audience in three years as host of June's Tony Awards for CBS.

See who walked the red carpet at last year's Emmys

"After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmys," Harris said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to the ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Eyed as Awesome Emmys Host

Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tonys

CBS, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Neil Patrick Harris are working on a deal that would make the How I Met Your Mother star the host of this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 20.

An agreement had not been reached as of late Wednesday — and CBS had no comment on the buzz — but Variety reports that all parties are hopeful to see Harris "tux up" and take charge of the 61st annual Emmys.

Emmys 2008: Revisit the fashion hits and misses

Just recently for CBS, Harris earned raves as host of ... read more

Ratings: Neil Patrick Harris' Tonys Gig Is a Winner

The Tony Awards

CBS' broadcast of the 63rd annual Tony Awards, hosted by How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris, averaged 7.45 million total viewers on Sunday. That represents a 19 percent bump from last year's show, and the most-watched Tonys since 2006.

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Neil Patrick Harris Lands Two Film Roles

Neil Patrick Harris

Fresh from hosting the Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris has booked not one, but two film projects. The actor will headline the indie comedy The Best and the Brightest and co-star in the fairy-tale update Beastly, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Harris will play a carefree father who uproots his family from Delaware to ...
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Will Neil Patrick Put on a Show at the Tonys? Plus Dr. Horrible and Kumar Sequel Scoop

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris fans hoping to see their fave be a cut-up as host of Sunday's Tony Awards (airing at 8 pm/ET, on CBS) will probably get some satisfaction. But those wanting to see the How I Met Your Mother star cut a rug or break out into song might come up empty.

"They have an opening planned that is bigger than they have ever had in Tony history. But I don't think I'm going to be involved in it," Harris shared in a press conference call.

Instead, Harris says he will take a cue from Hugh Jackman ... read more

Saturday Night Live Episode Recap: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts, Taylor Swift Performs

Saturday Night Live is back after the holidays with How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris as host, and the hugely popular Taylor Swift as musical guest. Did Neil's first time hosting fall flat or was it awe — wait for it — some? Read more and watch videos after the jump! read more

Live from New York, It's Neil Patrick Harris!

Neil Patrick Harris

Looking to continue the funny in the new year (Tina Fey is so 2008), Saturday Night Live has tapped the one and only Neil Patrick Harris as host for its first 2009 broadcast.

The How I Met Your Mother star will make his debut on the late-night sketch series this Saturday, Jan. 10, with musical guest ...
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Fey, Dr. Horrible, Slumdog Made 2008 Significant for AFI

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Ready for another end-of-the-year retrospective catalog?

Courtesy of the list-happy folks at the American Film Institute, AFI has unveiled its Top Eight Moments of Significance in film, television and web to honor performances, trends and pretty much anything that can't be shortlisted on, say, AFI's Top 10 Films list.

Among those earning kudos are everyone from Tina Fey and Dr. Horrible to ...
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