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Neil Patrick Harris gets second season as Count Olaf – Netflix renews ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Neil Patrick Harris is poised achieve a television rarity: a third hit series.

The actor who starred in Doogie Howser, M.D. from 1989-93 and in 10 seasons of How I Met Your Mother gets to play evil Count Olaf in another season of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Netflix announced today that it has renewed the series for a second season.

The series, based on the Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, follows the orphaned Buadelaire children who find themselves placed in Count Olaf’s care after their parents die in an accident.

The trio face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths.

Harris took to Twitter and said news of the renewal is ‘exciting! Unless, of course, you’re a Baudelaire…’

Very few performers have starred in three hits shows and no openly gay performer ever has.

TV three-peaters include Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Seinfeld, New Adventures of Old Christine, Veep), Betty White (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland), Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven) and Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy).

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3 Remarks

  1. I’m sorry, but Netflix doesn’t count as a network – they might was well just release it straight to DVD.

  2. I would add Jane Curtin to the list: Saturday Night Live, Kate & Allie, and Third Rock from the Sun.

  3. Oh! And William Shatner – Star Trek, TJ Hooker, and Boston Legal.

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