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Next up for Neil Patrick Harris is a game show

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 28th 2010 11:01PM
neil_patrick_harris_headshot_CBSIs there anything Neil Patrick Harris can't do? The other night he was positively stellar on American Idol as a guest judge, stealing the spotlight from Simon by being a fair but stern discerner of the talented and the talentless. You could really see him as a permanent replacement for Simon Cowell and doing a damn, good job. Then there was Dr. Horrible, Emmy host, Tony host and, naturally, Barney on How I Met Your Mother. Neil is a jack of all trade and a master of most!

Now we can add game show host to the list of accomplishments. The British competition show The Cube is coming to CBS and Neil Patrick Harris will be the host. You may recall that Fox attempted to get The Cube to America. After spending a few months developing it, the network dropped it in December.

The producers took the idea to CBS and Harris became interested in hosting and executive producing, along with Adam Adler, Andrew Newman and Andrew O'Connor. The plan is for Neil to wrap How I Met Your Mother, then fly to London to film the pilot for The Cube.

The idea for The Cube sounds kind of simplistic. A contestant is placed in a glass cube and asked to complete specific challenges. The pressure of being confined and under the scrutiny of a live audience apparently gets to people and makes the simplest tasks more difficult.

It actually sounds like the episode of The Twilight Zone where the guy made a wager that he could remain silent for a year and had to live in a glass room to make sure he didn't utter a sound. (The episode was called "The Silence.")

Whatever... If The Cube pilot is a success, CBS would probably launch it as a summer series.

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Tonya

America is made up of all kinds of people... that is what makes America the great country that it is.. Everyone is entitled to be free to speak, to be any religion they chose... it is their right.. People like you breed hate.. People like you are the ones that are teaching the children in school not to accept anyone that is not exactly like themselves.. This is why our nation has children going to school and killing each other, why people attack gay people... You are wrong... You are what is wrong with America today. You have forgotten the very basic principals that our wonderful country was built upon.. Shame on you.. And yes, I am a Christian..and I will pray for you.

January 30 2010 at 7:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen

I bet they want to put this crap on in place of As The World Turns!! CBS and Procter and Gamble are making big mistakes!! I for one do not watch let's make a deal and I sure the hell will not be watching this!!!

January 30 2010 at 4:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Todd LeBaron

To quote Arte Johnson from years ago, "verrrry interesting...but STUPID!" Sounds like you want to "cleanse the human race"...kind of like Hitler???

January 30 2010 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
James

The MUSIC MEISTER hosts the game shows the world wants to seeeeeeeeeeeee.....

January 29 2010 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Suzy

I loved Neil's former show in the 1980's that made him a star, in the first place... I wish there were still reruns of Dr. Doogie Howser, wasn't that the name of his character, as well as the name of the hit show. Neil Patrick is a great actor, and should be doing a lot of things on TV, as he's such a profitable, workable actor....

January 29 2010 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ctunightfall

Maybe FOX was too cheap to redesign "The Chamber"

January 29 2010 at 3:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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