Neil Patrick Harris, 'Late Show' Host?

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Neil Patrick Harris, 'Late Show' Host?

by The Insider 1:39 mins

Neil Patrick Harris nearly tucked you in at night. During an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday, the "How I Met Your Mother" star revealed that CBS pitched him the hosting gig on "The Late Show" after David Letterman's departure. The actor, 40, met with CBS CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler to discuss the possible opportunity, but he ultimately turned it down. "In that instance, I felt like I knew what my skill sets were and I kind of knew what it is that I wanted to do after ['How I Met Your Mother'], so I was surprised he pitched me that idea," Harris dished. Although he considered the idea for a minute, NPH declined the position because he thought he would "get bored" with the format of late-night talk shows. "I don't have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest musical act, goodnight," he said. Moonves also discussed the possibility of having the Tony nominee take over "The Late Late Show," which is losing host Craig Ferguson, in the 12:30 a.m. time slot. "It's still nightly. You're still coming up with the same content and now you're just getting bitter that no one's watching it," Neil said. But the one project that does pique Neil's interest is a weekly variety show. Check out the video to hear why and be sure to tune in to "The Insider" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.