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‘HIMYM’ Neil Patrick Harris Cast in ‘American Horror Story:’ Season 4 ‘Freak Show’ After Craig Ferguson Replacement Rumors?

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jul 21, 2014 02:56 AM EDT

NPH in AHS! That is right, the How I Met Your Mother and Hedwig star might be joining the cast of American Horror Story for the fourth season. Harris recently opened up about his dream role in the Freak Show. Neil was recently rumored to take over for Dave Letterman and Craig Ferguson.

Neil Patrick Harris recently spoke to EW Radio where he expressed an interest in joining the cast of American Horror Story:

“I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn’t even available to be in it. To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch. Can’t wait!”

Well Ryan Murphy got the letter and responded by inviting him on the show, via Twitter:

“@ActuallyNPH of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you'd love.”

American Horror Story’s anthology format is perfect for a man like Neil Patrick Harris who doesn't like being tied down. NPH was a rumored to be a frontrunner to replace both David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. Harris recently spoke to Howard Stern about why he didn’t take the gig:

"They called me in and sat me down and asked if that would be something I'd be interested in doing….I felt like I knew what my skill set was and what I wanted to do after the show, with them. It surprised me [Moonves] pitched me that idea. I sat for a time with it while I was talking to him, and I told him what concerned me about the longevity of that kind of gig. I think I would get bored of the repetition fast. The structure is so set--I don't have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, musical act, good night."
Do you want to see Neil Patrick Harris join the cast of American Horror Story? What kind of freak should he play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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