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OTRC: Neil Patrick Harris to host Emmy Awards 2013 (Poll)

Host Neil Patrick Harris appears in a publicity photo for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, set to take place on Sept. 22, 2013. (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)

The 2013 Emmy Awards will be hosted by someone many consider legen ... wait for it ... dary. Again.

Neil Patrick Harris of the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" will host the 65th annual primetime award show, which honors achievements in television, on Sept. 22. This marks the second such gig for the 39-year-old actor, who last hosted the Emmys in 2009.

"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards," Harris said in a statement provided by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, on Wednesday, May 29. "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."

Harris, who is also a Broadway musical performer, is also set to host the 2013 Tony Awards for the fourth time. The ceremony, which honors achievements in American theatre, takes place in New York on June 9. (Check out a full list of Tony nominations. The ceremony will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS on June 9 at 8 p.m. ET.)

Last year's Emmy Awards were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who hosts the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!." The 2011 ceremony's host was Jane Lynch, known for her role as Sue Sylvester on the FOX show "Glee," while NBC's Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2010 show.

"Breaking Bad," the hit AMC series Harris mentioned, has been a longtime Emmy contender. Supporting actor Aaron Paul took home an award last year (Check out a list of 2012 Emmy Award winners) and main star Bryan Cranston won an Emmy in 2010.

The nominees for the 2013 Emmy Awards will be announced live on July 18 at 5:35 a.m. You can check the full list on OTRC.com after the announcement.

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