Neil Patrick Harris returning to 'Harold & Kumar' franchise

neil-patrick-harris-harold-kumar.jpg Neil Patrick Harris has confirmed he is returning for the third installment of the "Harold and Kumar" series, despite being run over by Beverly D'Angelo's Madame Sally in "Escape from Guantanamo Bay."

NPH tells that he will make a glorious, unexplained return to the series. There are not a lot of details yet about the latest edition in the series, titled "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas," but it is due out in 2011. We hope NPH is Santa suited up.

Neil Patrick Harris currently stars on CBS' comedy "How I Met Your Mother," while Harold portrayer John Cho was recently seen in ABC's "FlashForward" and Kumar actor Kal Penn currently works for the White House.

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