Harris stars in the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother."
He won critical acclaim earlier this year as host of CBS' Tony Awards broadcast. He hosted the TV Land Awards earlier this spring.
Last year's Emmys were widely criticized for the lackluster results stemming from the decision to rotate the hosting position between five reality hosts, all nominated in the Best Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Show category — Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Ryan Seacrest.
Neil recently booked two new feature films – the indie ensemble "The Best and the Brightest" (co-starring Bonnie Somerville and Amy Sedaris, which he is currently shooting in Philadelphia) and a supporting role in CBS Films' "Beastly" (co-starring Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen).
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