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Neil Patrick Harris: 'I'm proud of TV show despite cancellation'

Actor Neil Patrick Harris insists he is "proud" of TV variety series Best Time Ever even though he axed the show after just one season.

The former How I Met Your Mother star returned to TV to front and executive produce the live variety show, which was inspired by British programme Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and featured sketches, stunts, pranks and performances.


The first season premiered in September (15) and consisted of eight episodes, but it has now been cancelled in a mutual decision between Harris and executives at the NBC network.


Both teams tried to work on bringing the show back with extensive changes, but subsequently decided to cancel it and work on a new TV project together as Best Time Ever was too expensive and tiring for Harris, according to Variety.com.


The funnyman has commented on the news on Twitter.com, insisting he is happy with the show but hinting he is working on something new.


He writes, "So @BestTimeEver happened. Super grueling yet exuberant fun. I'm proud of what we did - live! - and still believe in variety. Stay tuned."


Former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger served as Harris' co-host, and celebrities including Reese Witherspoon and Jack Black were brought in as weekly guest announcers.