Neil Patrick Harris to host CBS' 2013 Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris poses backstage with the award for outstanding special class programs for the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello

CBS says Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Emmys again.

It's the second go-around for the TV, film and stage star. He last did the honors at the prime-time Emmy Awards' in 2009.

"Neil is the quintessential host -- engaging, entertaining and a true showman -- with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We're thrilled for him to return for CBS's broadcast of the Emmy Awards," said Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment.

"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards," said Harris. "And what perfect timing -- I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. 'And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to 'Breaking Bad!' See, told you it works."

CBS will air the Emmycast live from to be broadcast from NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

But for viewers who just can't wait to see Harris in emcee mode, the "How I Met Your Mother'' star will preside over "The 67th annual Tony Awards'' on CBS on June 9. It's Harris' fourth time hosting that show, which salutes the best of Broadway.

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