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Can Neil Patrick Harris Revive The Variety Show?

We'll find out in 2015.

It's official: Neil Patrick Harris is getting his own variety show on NBC, which is, in a word, absolutely...

The TV series will be an Americanized version of the long-running U.K. favorite "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," which began airing on ITV in 2002.

"As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling," Harris told Vulture. "Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer."

He continued: "Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!"

The NBC variety show is as-yet-untitled, but network execs confirm it will not be called "Saturday Night Takeaway," nor will it air on Saturday evenings. (Smart move, given, um, "Saturday Night Live" and all.) It is, however, contracted for a 10-episode run, and it will premiere sometime in 2015.

In the meantime, the "Gone Girl" star will be planning his hosting gig at next year's Oscars. What an underachiever.