Neil Patrick Harris
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Neil Patrick Harris
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Neil Patrick Harris will join Kelly Ripa as co-host on Live With Regis & Kelly for episodes airing November 28 - December 2. He is temporarily replacing Regis Philbin, who departs the show on November 18.

Harris' stage credits include Assassins, Rent, and All My Sons. In addition, he directed the Hollywood Bowl's concert staging of Rent. He won two 2010 Emmy Awards -- for hosting the Tony Awards, and for his guest spot on Glee. Earlier this year, he repeated hosting duties for the 2011 Tony Awards. Among his other television credits are How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser, M.D..

Among the guests scheduled to appear during Harris' stint on the show are Betty White; Maya Rudolph; Marcia Cross; Molly Sims; and Angie Harmon and Kristen Johnston. The week also will feature musical performances by Avril Lavigne, Hot Chelle Rae and Cobra Starship.

As previously reported, Jerry Seinfeld will guest host the show November 21-23.