During November sweeps, "How I Met Your Mother" fans will be surprised to discover that Neil Patrick Harris' Barney has a brother and even more surprised at that brother's identity.
"Celebrity Duets" and "Crossover" star Wayne Brady will play Barney's sibling (the biological logistics have yet to be revealed) in an episode set to air on Monday, Nov. 27. Brady will be on the "HIMYM" set this week filming the episode, which could possibly open the door for possible future Brady appearances.
Mixed-race family pairings appear to be the new hip relationship on the small screen. Last week it was strongly implied that the characters played by John Amos and Derek Richardson on ABC's "Men in Trees" are father and son, while Peyton (Hilarie Burton) on "One Tree Hill" discovered an African-American half-brother earlier this week. That's not meant to imply that the "HIMYM" creative team is being inspired by "OTH" or "MiT," mind you.
Notable credits for Emmy winner Brady include "Whose Line Is It Anyway," "Chappelle's Show" and an arc on "Girlfriends."