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Neil Patrick Harris Drops A Late Night Bombshell, Reveals Why He Turned Down 'Late Show'

05/15/2014 10:08 am ET | Updated May 15, 2014
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Neil Patrick Harris has finally revealed why CBS won't get him to "Suit up!" for "Late Show."

On Wednesday, Harris confirmed to Howard Stern that CBS pitched him the idea of taking over on "Late Show" before offering the job to Stephen Colbert, but he turned it down, according to Variety.

Harris said CBS called him in, wined and dined him with "fantastic sushi" and talked about the possibility of replacing the retiring David Letterman on "Late Show" or the outgoing Craig Ferguson on the "Late Late Show." Raw fish covered in seaweed obviously wasn't enough to seal the deal though. Harris said he was "surprised" by the offer and ultimately wasn't interested in hosting a nightly talk show.

The reason? It would have simply bored his pants off.

“I think I would get bored of the repetition fast,” Harris said to Stern.

Though he's not interested in a late night talk show at this point, Harris may still be interested in hosting a weekly "SNL"-type variety show at CBS sometime in the future.

You can listen to the interview below.

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