7:19am PT by Ashley Lee
Neil Patrick Harris Tries to Preview His NBC Variety Show in Super Bowl Spot (Video)
NBC has released its first promo for its Neil Patrick Harris-hosted variety show — but clearly, a 15-second Super Bowl spot isn't enough time to translate how legendary it'll actually be.
"I only have 15 seconds to tell you about my new really big show, so I thought, instead, why not perform a thrilling number to give you a glimpse of what's coming? Let's do it!" Just as the number's first notes play, someone shouts, "We're out of time, Neil."
The 10-episode variety show, airing this fall, is an adaptation of the U.K.'s long-running Saturday Night Takeaway from ITV, and will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden-camera celebrity pranks and appearances by A-listers. The U.S. version, filmed in front of a live audience, will also adopt a new title (currently it is untitled).
Watch the promo below, and also see NBC's other souped-up Super Bowl promos for The Blacklist, The Voice and more.