"We're going to have an A-list celebrity guest announcer every week, and they're there to throw to commercials," Harris tells PEOPLE of his new show

By Patrick Gomez
Updated September 15, 2015 12:35 PM
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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris host Neil Patrick Harris wants viewers to have, well, the best time ever.

“I want to provide a good time,” Harris tells PEOPLE of his goals for hosting his new NBC variety show. “I want to be a bit of a taste-maker – a bit of a carnival barker.”

Harris promises “a ton of random segments of weirdness and fun” when the show premieres Tuesday night, including “an A-list celebrity guest announcer every week and they’re there to throw to commercials.”

And because the show is, as he puts it, “live, live, live,” Harris – an experienced magician – says he has a trick up his sleeve to get him out of any sticky situation: “I’ll pull a dove out of my pants.”

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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.