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Patrick Harris: "I don't have any interest in doing monologue"

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris turned down an offer from CBS bosses to replace David Letterman on The Late Show.

The 40-year-old actor admits he would "get bored" of the format, saying: "I don't have any interest in doing 'monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest musical act, goodnight."

Harris further told American radio host Howard Stern that CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves also asked Harris to take over from Scottish funnyman Craig Ferguson, who is also leaving his position on The Late Late Show.

However, Harris declined once again, saying: "It's still nightly. You're still coming up with the same content and now you're just getting bitter that no one's watching it."

Harris revealed that he would like to present a weekly variety show for the network, adding: "I think if it's weekly and people really want to see it - and you trust that there's a lot of really great s**t on there - then you're going to get the guests to want to come on your thing.

"A weekly thing, you'd have more time to prep for stuff. You could do pre-taped stuff that would be really exciting, you could flesh it out a little bit more and have more acts."

American political satirist, writer and comedian Stephen Colbert is set to replace Letterman next year (15).

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