Neil Patrick Harris, who was recently named the 2015 Oscars host, is set to become the new face of Saturday night television in the U.S. as he has landed his very own 10-episode variety show that will air on NBC.

Neil Patrick Harris
Harris will host a variety show that will air on NBC

The proposed show is an adaptation of the U.K.'s hugely popular 'Saturday Night Takeaway' that airs on ITV, but the American version will get a new name and, like its counterpart, "will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars," according to NBC.

It will be based out of New York City, where Harris resides, but will not likely air on Saturdays, as Vulture first reported, though no premiere date has been set. This may be surprising as quality Saturday night TV in the U.S., is non-existent, apart from the long-running comedy series 'Saturday Night Live.'

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"As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer," said Harris in a statement. "Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!"

"All of us here at NBC have been dying to work with Neil, as we've watched him brilliantly host the Tonys and Emmys," said Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment. "This series will suit his extraordinary talents perfectly. He is a versatile and thrilling talent for us to welcome into the NBC family."

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The original U.K. version debuted in June 2002 on ITV and is hosted by Ant & Dec, won two BAFTAs earlier this year.