The Verdict: Critics Review "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"
 
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" premiered Sept. 15 on NBC.
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathaniel Motulsky as Little NPH and Nicole Scherzinger on "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathaniel Motulsky as Little NPH and Nicole Scherzinger on "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" Tyler Golden/FOX

Based on the U.K. series "Saturday Night Takeaway," "Best Time Ever" premiered at 10 PM on NBC. The show airs Tuesday nights at 10 PM following "The Voice." Starting Oct. 13, however, "Best Time" will move to 8 PM and serve as the lead-in to "The Voice." It is scheduled to wrap up its first round of new episodes in November.

Nicole Scherzinger assists the Tony-winning actor in a variety of segments, including the karaoke-based game "Singalong Live," where home viewers have a chance to participate in the live broadcast. She also assists in mini-game shows, competitions and contributes to the "high-fueled and heart-stopping" "End of The Show" show.

The show also features child actor Nathaniel Motulsky as "Little NPH," who fills in for Harris on camera when he is too busy to leave the studio. "Little NPH" will frequently appear on the program, conducting interviews with celebrities and completing assignments.

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The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in. 

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Harris won the 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He has performed on Broadway in Assassins, as well as Cabaret and Proof, and in the New York Philharmonic production of Company.

Harris, who has emceed the Tony Awards four times and the Emmys twice, made his Oscars hosting debut Feb. 22, 2015. He has been honored with four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee."


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