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Forget the Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris Is Going to Host This Infuriating Game Show


Is there anything Neil Patrick Harris cannot host? The answer is no. Even an Americanized British game show that is designed to infuriate contestants as they fight for megacash.

Harris is attached to host, and executive produce, a U.S. version of The Cube, the hit British game show that premiered last year, which lets average folks play “simple games” to score cash. Except the game is built to make these contestants sweat and stress out as they play, with snazzy camera angles to make what it actually a boring event appear enthralling to home viewers.

And Harris will be the guy to make players not feel like total dipshits when they walk away empty handed. Sort of like Meredith Vieira does … on the Today show. (We kid!)

For now, Harris is just shooting a pilot, and CBS will decide whether to pick up the series for an order after seeing what he comes up with. Our suggestion? More musicals!

(NB: In related casting news, Harris’ Hotness Foe, John Barrowman, will enjoy a run on Desperate Housewives.)

On:           Jan 29, 2010
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    • Richard in DC

      Know what’s a lot more infuriating that that game show? The damned St. Lucia ad that’s running on every page of this website.

      Jan 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dirty Ole Man

      Wake me when Harris decides to do a semi nude photo
      shoot. Until then, I’ll be clipping my toe nails,
      and feeding the neighbor’s cat.

      *Big Yawn*

      Jan 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      NPH came across as a little racist on AI…hope it was just editing!

      Jan 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David

      For some reason, hosting a game show makes anyone that does it seem like a cheese ball. Don’t do it NPH.

      Jan 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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