"BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS" GETS IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH GUEST ANNOUNCER KELLY RIPA ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE, TUESDAY, OCT. 27
Ray Parker Jr. Headlines "Singalong Live" While Meredith Vieira Hosts a New "Neil Versus"
NEW YORK - Oct. 23, 2015 - Kelly Ripa ("LIVE with Kelly and Michael") joins Neil Patrick Harris in primetime as the celebrity guest announcer for "Best Time Ever" on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Ripa will guide viewers through the special Halloween-themed episode from the studio's guest announcer booth.
Just in time for Halloween, Ray Parker Jr. takes the stage for "Singalong Live" with the Academy Award-nominated theme song to "Ghostbusters." In "Singalong Live," three home viewers are surprised live and challenged to complete the lyrics to a karaoke song in a singalong for a chance at winning $1,000.
"Neil Versus" returns with an all-new challenge for the host, this time pitting Harris and his pint-sized doppelganger "Little NPH" against sidekick Nicole Scherzinger and "Little Nicole" in a game moderated by Meredith Vieira ("The Meredith Vieira Show").
In addition, a member of the studio audience will be surprised with the opportunity to "Get Lucky" and win incredible prizes. Harris will close the show with a magical "End of the Show Show".
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" is a live one-hour show unlike any other on American television, featuring appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, incredible performances, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden-camera pranks. Reese Witherspoon, Alec Baldwin, Tyler Perry, Shaquille O'Neal, Jack Black and Reba have served as guest announcers for the show's first five episodes, while musical superstars Gloria Gaynor, Bonnie Tyler, CeeLo Green, Gloria Estefan, B-52s and OMI have taken the stage for previous installments of "Singalong Live." Each episode concludes with the "End of the Show Show," a thrilling finale performance where Harris attempts to learn a special routine unlike anything he's done before.
This season has seen Harris team up with Britney Spears and Joe Jonas, Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowksi to prank unsuspecting members of the public in a segment called "Voices in Your Head." Reese Witherspoon, Seth Meyers and Zachary Levi have also stepped up to take on Harris in a variety of stunts and creative challenges called "Neil Versus."
The show has also given audience members the surprise of their lives, including a couple shocked to learn that Harris was at their wedding, as well as an on-air proposal, an enthusiastic dad enlisting the help of celebrity guests to show off his unique sense of style for his kids, a special edition of the "Real Housewives" starring their biggest superfan, and the fulfillment of one woman's wishes from her childhood diary. The show also gives a studio audience member the chance to "Get Lucky" and walk away with amazing prizes after joining Harris on stage for a series of high-pressure trivia questions.
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Neil Patrick Harris, Siobhan Greene, David A. Hurwitz, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly and Orly Adelson serve as executive producers. "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" is based on the British hit, "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," and is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Prediction Productions, Inc.
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