Can Neil Patrick Harris Put the Spark Back in Live TV?

His variety show, Best Time Ever, debuts Sept. 15

Networks are embracing live programming this fall as a way of getting audiences to watch in real-time, even though recent attempts in the genre have had mixed results. Exhibit A: Knock Knock Live, Fox's live summer series, which was canceled after just two episodes this summer and made such a small impact that the host of broadcast's next new live series, Neil Patrick Harris, wasn't aware it ever existed.

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