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[10/27/14 - 02:38 PM]
Neil Patrick Harris to Host New NBC Variety Series from ITV Studios America
NBC has ordered 10 episodes of the series, based on the U.K. format "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," all of which will be filmed in front of a live audience.

[04/01/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: April 1







SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY (NBC)
Premieres in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, October 2014) Bringing five-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris to the network, NBC has ordered a new primetime variety series based on the hugely popular U.K. format "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," which was created by ITV Studios, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. The series is an institution in the U.K., winning multiple awards, including two prestigious BAFTA's in 2014. Harris, who has served as an Emmy and Tony Award host and was recently announced as host of the 2015 Academy Awards, will bring his multi-dimensional skills to the forefront of this new hourlong series. NBC's new variety series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars, based on ITV's U.K. format, "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway." NBC has ordered 10 episodes from ITV Studios America, all of which will be filmed in front of a live audience. Neither an official title nor air date has been set.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Neil Patrick Harris as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony McPartlin as CRTR/EP
· Declan Donnelly as CRTR/EP
· Neil Patrick Harris as EP
· Orly Adelson as EP
· Siobhan Greene as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ITV Studios