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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.)