Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2013 Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris Emmy host 2013CBS is keeping it in the family, tapping kudos staple Neil Patrick Harris to host the network’s 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on Sept. 22.

This marks the How I Met Your Mother thesp’s second time emceeing TV’s biggest night; he presided over CBS’ last telecast in 2009.

Harris is also set to host the 67th Tony Awards on CBS next Sunday.

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“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Harris in a statement. “And what perfect timing – I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to Breaking Bad! See, told you it works.”

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