Emmys Line Up Harris to Host

Mother star moves to TV after hosting Tonys
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2009 1:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – Neil Patrick Harris is likely to be the host of the next Emmy Awards ceremony, sources tell Variety. The How I Met Your Mother star is in negotiations with CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to front the broadcast Sept. 20. Harris was a hit hosting the Tony Awards, and the Emmys are seeking a ratings boost after last year’s low numbers.