Neil Patrick Harris among celebs in million dollar 'Jeopardy!' semifinals

Neil-Patrick-HarrisImage Credit: Tony Lowe/ PR PhotosThe field has been set for the semifinals of the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament. One of these nine stars will earn $1 million for the charity of his or her choice.

May 3 semifinal match: Pat Sajak (Vietnam Veterans of America), Jane Curtin (U.S. Fund for UNICEF), and Harry Shearer (Common Ground Relief)

May 4 semifinal match: Michael McKean (International Myeloma Foundation), Charles Shaughnessy (1736 Family Crisis Center), and Isaac Mizrahi (Good Shepherd Services) — Mizrahi, the highest non-winning quarterfinal scorer, replaced Andy Richter, who can’t compete due to his tour schedule with Conan O’Brien

May 5 semifinal match: Neil Patrick Harris (Food on Foot), Jane Kaczmarek (Clothes Off Our Back), and Cheech Marin (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)

The winners of each semifinal will move on to the two-day finals — May 6 and May 7.  The player with the highest two-day total will be crowned “America’s smartest celebrity” and win the seven-figure prize.

Who’s your money on? What’s your all-time favorite celebrity Jeopardy! moment? A few classics embedded after the jump:

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  • Stef

    I think Pat Sajak will take it. I like NPH, but he missed an easy Beatles final Jeopardy. I can’t believe Issac is coming back, he was unbearable to watch.

    • Mel

      I thought Isaac was great! You could tell he and Jane Curtin were having a blast!

  • Johnification

    Part of me is disappointed Christopher Guest isn’t on there, thus eliminating the potential Shearer-McKean-Guest final round. Probably would have been too awesome for the world to handle.

  • rob

    that’s a shame about andy richter. if you’ll recall, he won over 50,000 (the normal first place prize) in the first round.

    also: go spinal tap!

    • ltchy

      He kicked ass! I’m SO disappointed that he won’t be able to make it! :(!

  • Rebecca

    I would’ve bet everything on Andy if he competed (and part of me wishes he would skip some of the tour dates to do it) but since he’s out, I’m rooting for Michael McKean

  • Melinda65

    Wolf Blitzer was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? as an “expert”…he performed about as well there as he did on CJ.

    It’s too bad that Andy can’t be there. I’ve gotten away from Jeopardy! in the last few years, but I need to remember to watch that week.

  • peggym

    My favorite Jepoardy moment was when Alex asked Jodie Foster what leading man she was still waiting to work with. She batted her eyes at him and said, sweetly, “Only you, Alex”. He then declared the game over and she the winner.

  • heather

    cheech marin is always stellar at jeopardy. my money’s there

    • helen

      yes, I think it’ll be Harry Shearer and Cheech battling it out.

  • dancerindc

    I’m calling it as Jane Curtin to win. I think she’s the dark horse.

    • Sandra

      It’s much easier to undesartnd when you put it that way!

  • Jessica

    Where are the clips from SNL’s celebrity Jeopardy!? Those are the best! S words for $1000!

    • cookiemac

      Final jeopardy category: Numbers “Just write a number, any number will do” too funny

  • orville

    Didn’t Cheech already win a celebrity tournament? As I recall, he was fantastic.

  • Mary

    Wow…Wolf Blitzer was a colossal failure! Man, look at Andy’s score!

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