Here's a great Throwback Thursday video if ever there was one. Hub has provided us with a clip from the beloved 90s sitcom Blossom, which shows off a few notable guest stars from that particular era of television, including a very young Neil Patrick Harris, who was charming us all as the prodigy doctor in Doogie Howser, M.D. in those days.
Though the Emmy Awards went into overtime last night, the lengthy ceremony did manage to offer more than a few great moments scattered throughout its three-plus hours. From a celebration of choreography, to some amusing acceptance speeches and a few great nods to TV's more memorable series this year, CBS's broadcast delivered more than just awards last night. For those who missed it or want to relive the highlights, here are some of the most memorable moments from this year's Emmys.
This was NPH's fourth gig hosting the show, and given that he won an Emmy the first time he did it, it's no surprise to see him pull it off with aplomb. But as NPR's Linda Holmes points out in her wonderful post about this musical number, it's not just that Harris is great-- the entire musical number is, from start to finish.
Success on the Broadway stage doesn't automatically mean success on the small screen, as a number actors can attest. In fact, those actors took the stage with Neil Patrick Harris at last night's 67th Annual Tony Awards to lament their failed series. Of course, that meant singing alongside Neil Patrick Harris, which may have been a bit of musically charged lemon in some fresh wounds.
Neil Patrick Harris is getting a second opportunity to host the Emmys. This year’s broadcast is headed for CBS and the network has signed the How I Met Your Mother star on to take the stage as emcee for the night. The 2013 ceremony will take place on September 22 and will be held at the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Interestingly, the last time Harris signed on to host the Emmys was in 2009--the last time CBS had the rights to air the big show.
Survivor has been on the air for 26 long and grueling seasons, but host Jeff Probst says there is still room for new ideas in the long-running series. In fact, he would really, really like to do a celebrity season, and he says there are stars willing to back him.
If you've been following The Nerdist's YouTube Channel, you're likely already aware of this, but for those who haven't discovered Neil Patrick Harris' bizarre webseries, the actor has been having puppet dreams, and he's been sharing them with the interweb for our entertainment. Check out a couple of quirky episodes, including the latest one involving puppet-alien abduction ahead!
In the pre-Smash era, the Tony Awards were probably one of two network television celebrations of Broadway greatness. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the other. Now, thanks to NBC, Broadway gets a nod each Monday night. But that still doesn’t lessen my excitement for the Tony Awards, which give us a nice sampling of what’s happening on some of the many stages in New York City. June isn’t that far off, and now it looks like CBS is once again tapping into their own well of talent for this year’s host.
CBS' How I Met Your Mother is still going strong after seven years, proving that clever writing will take you far, a great supporting cast can overcome a bland leading man, and that Ted Mosby's future children have astonishing, perhaps even superhuman, bladder control. However, while the seventh season still hasn't revealed the identity of the mysterious mother, the show is creeping closer to one other milestone: the end of the cast's contracts.
Regis’ recent departure has left morning show Live! With Kelly with just one regular host and a slightly adjusted title. This week, comedian Jerry Seinfeld served as guest-host alongside Ripa, and now there are some new names lined up to fill Regis’ old chair, two of which are returning to the show, and two of which visiting for the first time.
Neil Patrick Harris killed while hosting the Tony's last week. He might just be the heir apparent to Billy Crystal as the premiere awards show host, and hopefully they'll give him a chance at the Oscars (if they don't go with my first pick, Sacha Baron Cohen). Last night, NPH was a guest on Conan, and not only did they have a hilarious and charming interview, but we learned there might be a Conan O'Brien/How I Met Your Mother crossover in the near future.
So You Think You Can Dance is one of the few reality shows that I can actually watch. There's something interesting about watching these talented kids be mentored, struggle out of their comforts zones, and shine within them. One of the drawbacks for me has always been the judges... namely, Mary Murphy. Thankfully they seem to be lining up a bunch of guest judges that might limit the number of times I have to hear that woman scream.
Ah, award show hosting...it never really seems to work out the way everyone wants, does it? Unless your name is Billy Crystal (or, more recently, Neil Patrick Harris), it's usually kind of a let-down and sparks endless whining on the interwebs about the poor job they did (not) glorifying the already overly glorified.
Even as its anchor show Two And A Half Men drowns in uncertainty and tiger blood, CBS, the best run network on television, continues to move forward as if there’s no problem. They’ve officially renewed the always enjoyable How I Met Your Mother, though the episode count may raise a few eyebrows.
Neil Patrick Harris may be back behind the camera directing again. The How I Met Your Mother star previously directed an episode of the CBS comedy and word is, he’s close to signing a deal to direct a comedy pilot for the same network.