Neil Patrick Harris previewed some of the things to look forward as he hosts the upcoming Emmys.
The How I Met Your Mother actor is hosting the Emmys for the second time this September and is also one of the producers of this year's telecast. He teased some of the elements that might be featured in the show this year.
"There might be some magic elements," Harris revealed to Entertainment Weekly. "The network's encouraging. Maybe [there will be] some appearance and some vanish and maybe a quick change or something that seems magic-ish - but not [anything] David Blaine."
Harris added that he wants the Emmys to be classy this year.
"I want it to be classy and smart. If I can make the three-hour show feel even like it's two and a half hours long, then I've done my job. I'm just hoping to keep the energy, the mood in the room, light and celebratory."
The actor, who also hosted the Tony Awards in June, said that he wanted to make sure there was difference between his presentation at the Emmys and the Tonys.
"Having just done the Tonys, I really want to make sure that I'm not just repeating myself like a broken record," he said. "It's a whole different medium - theater is live and a little more razzmatazz. The Emmys are honoring things on the small screen, so you can be a little broader in your scope and break the rules a little bit more. We're going to do some things that haven't been done before."
In other Emmy news, four new pairs of presenters were announced by the award organization this week. Former Saturday Night Live co-stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be presenting together, as will sisters Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and Emily Deschanel (Bones).
From the upcoming CBS sitcom Mom, Anna Faris and Allison Janney will also be presenting together. Finally, first-time nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal) will be presenting with legendary TV actress Diahann Carroll (White Collar). These four duos join Behind the Candelabra co-stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as presenters.
The 65th Annual Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Watch this video of Harris opening the 2009 Emmys: