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Here's a preview of The Philanthropist

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 16th 2009 11:02AM
When I first heard that there was a show coming up called The Philanthropist (which isn't an easy word to type out, by the way), I thought it was another reality show. Maybe something where a contestants compete to see who wins more money for charity or something. But it actually stars James Purefoy as a rich guy who goes around the world helping people. It also stars Jesse L. Martin and Neve Campbell. Here's a scene from the pilot. It starts June 24.

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Bob Sassone

NBC's site describes him as a "playboy turned vigilante," which is an odd descripton. It doesn't look like he gives away money like The Millionaire did. He seems more like a rich MacGyver, going around the world helping people, making deals, etc.

June 16 2009 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

hulu doesn't work at the office, but is this something like that old show "the millionaire"?

June 16 2009 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I saw a screen test on this show back in March in Vegas. Its a good show but the major problem I had with it is when Neve Campbell (who has a small part) is in a scene she is almost treated like the star of the show and the focus shifts from Purefoy. I hope they tweaked it more since I saw that pilot.

June 16 2009 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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