Neil Patrick Harris rolls out Emmys red carpet
Ken Ehrlich, left, executive producer of Sunday's 65th Emmy Awards telecast, host Neil Patrick Harris, center, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum roll out the red carpet for the show during Emmy Awards Press Preview Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris isn't planning to leave the stage during Sunday's ceremony unless he's really, really gotta go.
"I'll be staying on stage the whole show — with a few exceptions," the second-time Emmy host teased after ceremoniously unraveling the red carpet Wednesday morning. "I thought about having a colostomy bag, but I thought that would not be good for the first few rows. It would be like a Gallagher show if things go wrong, so I may have to excuse myself for a minute or three a couple of times during the show."
Neil Patrick Harris, host of Sunday's 65th Emmy Awards telecast, addresses reporters during Emmy Awards Press Preview Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Harris, whose "How I Met Your Mother" is entering its ninth and final season, said he doesn't feel like he has to prove himself after previously hosting the Emmy and Tony Awards.
"There's a lot of awards, so I thankfully don't have to do a lot of work," he said. "I get to come up with some funny one-liners. If someone vomits, I get to joke about it, but there's not a lot of vomit. Charlie Sheen hasn't been on 'Two and a Half Men' for years."
Lindsay Saunders, right, organizes placards deciding where attendees will sit for Sunday's 65th Emmy Awards, during Emmy Awards Press Preview Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
For the sixth year, the show will be held at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The massive red carpet — more like a red sidewalk, really — will canvass the entire plaza across the street from the Staples Center for Sunday's TV extravaganza on CBS.