In recent years, NBC has brought live TV back with special events like 'The Sound of Music Live,' 'Peter Pan Live,' 'The Wiz Live' and regular series like 'Undateable' (Season 3) and Neil Patrick Harris’ 'Best Time Ever.' Now, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt is opening up about why Neil Patrick Harris’ variety show was unfortunately canceled and the future of live TV.
Broadway fav Neil Patrick Harris’ ('Assassins', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch') live NBC variety show, Best Show Ever was recently cancelled, but he isn’t wasting any time getting back in the saddle. Harris has confirmed that he will be playing the role of main villain, Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming version of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris was born to be on the stage. The actor who won the 2014 Tony Award for his role as the titular lead in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' has hosted the ceremonies on severl occasions. In fact, he is such a good live performer that he even won a few Emmys for hosting the Tonys. Why he didn’t win a Tony for hosting the Emmys is still a mystery. However, Neil’s live NBC variety series, The 'Best Time Ever' has been canceled. Fortunately for NPH fans, Neil might soon be coming Netflix in Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. 'The Hollywood Reporter' is suggesting that Harris is being looked at for the role of Count Olaf, the part played by Jim Carey in the film of the same name. However, it is unknown if Neil is up for this role or the story's narrator of sorts Lemony Snicket