'How I Met Your Mother' Star Spins 'Wheel of Fortune' for Charity
'How I Met Your Mother' Star Spins 'Wheel of Fortune' for Charity
Neil Patrick Harris and the rest of the cast and crew of CBS' How I Met Your Mother may, like many of the season's shows, find themselves on hiatus due to the writers' guild walkout.  Nevertheless, even as the writers' strike continues without a hint of breakthrough in negotiations, Harris has found the time and inclination to have a bit of game show fun for a worthy cause.

The How I Met Your Mother star appears next week on the long-running game show, Wheel of Fortune.  The actor's winnings are meant to assist Children International, which is a Kansas-based child sponsorship group.

"Celebrity Week" on Wheel of Fortune takes place from November 12-16 and will feature celebrities like Harris pairing off to compete for various charities.  This will mark the How I Met Your Mother actor's second donation to Children International.

"By playing for Children International, Neil Patrick Harris is helping us bring hope to children who live in dire poverty,” James R. Cook, President and CEO of Children International said.  “We appreciate his willingness to bring his obvious concern for helping impoverished children into the public eye."

Children International was established in 1936 as a non-profit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri.  Its programs help over 300,000 underprivileged children and their families in 11 countries around the world.  This includes Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Zambia and the United States.

Meanwhile, Craig Thomas, co-creator of Harris' current vehicle, How I Met Your Mother, revealed to E! Online that the show is filming its final written script this week, before shutting down production until new material can be written if and when the writers finally go back to work.  With this being the series' last shooting week, it's expected that How I Met Your Mother could air until the first or second week of December.

Thomas also said that their cast has been “totally cool” about the writers' boycott, citing that "Alyson Hannigan was on the line with us for like three hours yesterday, handing out her leftover candy bars from Halloween.  Several of the cast members came, actually."

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: PR Newswire, E! Online
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