The 61st Annual Emmy Awards
Tonight's the night, folks! Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris — who's also a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy — has promised many surprises for the 61st annual awards, including performances from the Emmy-winning Internet experiment Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff and Sarah MacLachlan. (Look for "I Will Remember You" during the In Memoriam segment.) John "I'm a PC!" Hodgman is rumored to be the official announcer. It all sounds very exciting — we can't wait!
What are you most looking forward to? And what are your favorite moments so far? Post your comments here throughout the telecast.
How I Met Your Mother
Now that Barney and Robin are out of the bag, it's time for the Emmy-nominated How I Met Your Mother (premieres Monday, 8/7c, CBS) to have even more fun this season. "We've kicked the door open on them together — I guess you can say together — and the floodgates of hilarious stories have opened up because there's nothing funnier than two people who are just terrible at being in relationships trying to be in a relationship," creator Carter Bays tells TVGuide.com. Of course, Barney and Robin aren't the only ones with plot turns as Ted starts a teaching gig at Columbia University, where he will meet his future wife. Bays tells us what's in store for everyone and why it would be an "outrage" if Neil Patrick Harris doesn't win an Emmy on Sunday.
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock and Glenn Close, Damages
Here's who we think should and will win at Sunday's Emmy Awards (Sept. 20, 8/7c, CBS) — plus, a few dark horses to keep things interesting.
Poll: Vote for your picks to win in our Emmys section
Best Comedy Series
WHO SHOULD WIN: 30 Rock With the most talented comedic ensemble (not to mention those guest stars), better writing ...
Neil Patrick Harris and Fred Savage
Not all child stars end up knocking over liquor stores.
AOL TV counts down the 10 former child TV stars who aren't crackheads. Neil Patrick Harris transitioned from Doogie Howser, M.D. to How I Met Your Mother's legendary Barney Stinson. Eternal little brother Fred Savage is now a successful TV director.
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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.
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 ...
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.
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"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 ...
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.
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Just recently for CBS, Harris earned raves as host of ...
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.
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 ...