Neil Patrick Harris: game show host?
The Wrap has this:
"British game show hit "The Cube" may be coming to the States after all - and Neil Patrick Harris is on board to host it. Perhaps trying to prove there's absolutely nothing he can't do, the "How I Met Your Mother" star will fly to London later this year to tape a pilot for an American adaptation of "The Cube." CBS will then decide whether to move forward with a series order. In addition to hosting, Harris will also serve as executive producer of the Objective TV-produced series. Also exec producing: Adam Adler, Andrew Newman and Andrew O'Connor. "The Cube" is a deceptively simple format in which folks try to win big bucks by completing simple tasks inside a chamber designed to induce stress. It's done good numbers in the UK (thanks to great scheduling) and NBC has a similar-sounding show called "Minute to Win It" bowing March 14. You'll recall that "The Cube" first caught the eye of Fox executives last fall. They were developing a take on the concept for a few months but then confirmed in December they had opted to move on. But Objective TV, part of All 3, didn't give up. It found interest in the concept at CBS; the network's interest in the project no doubt shot up more when Harris began entertaining the possibility of hosting."
Unfortunately, the show looks really obnoxious: