Neil Patrick Harris needs to step up his 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' game

celebrity-jeopardy.jpgThe annual celebrity tournament on "Jeopardy!" airs next week, and one of nine famous people will eventually win a cool $1 million for his or her designated charity.

Based on the photographic evidence above, though, "How I Met Your Mother" star (and soon-to-be "Glee" guest) Neil Patrick Harris will have to fight an uphill battle to be that person. At the point the picture was taken, he was trailing Jane Kaczmarek and Cheech Marin by rather significant dollar amounts. Better hope for a Daily Double, NPH.

The other celebs taking part in "Celebrity Jeopardy!" this year are "This Is Spinal Tap" co-stars Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, Jane Curtin ("Saturday Night Live," "3rd Rock from the Sun"), Charles Shaughnessy ("Mad Men," "The Nanny"), "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and designer Isaac Mizrahi. No Will Ferrell or Sean Connery, alas.

The tournament begins Monday (May 3) and concludes with a two-day final on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7. Check your local listings.

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Photo credit: Jeopardy! Productions