Neil Patrick Harris, NBC Call It Quits With Best Time Ever, Promise to Have Even Better Times in Near Future

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Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris is no more, according to Variety, which reports the madcap show has been scrapped for another NPH project. The actor's live variety show had debuted in September with mixed reviews and fun clips. But after scoring modest ratings and setting a precedent for a grueling production schedule, BTE was ultimately deemed too much of a hassle by its network and host. "It was an incredibly complicated and sophisticated form of television to put on a live show on a weekly basis," an NBC exec told Variety on Tuesday. "We're proud of Neil for giving it his all, and we have steely resolve to work together on something new." That something new will likely remain nebulous until early next year, by which point Harris, his Prediction Productions company, and NBC should have reportedly brainstormed a time even better than the best time.