December 22, 2014
by Kona Gallagher, posted Jun 24th 2009 2:02PM
NBC has been promoting the crap out of their new summer adventure series, The Philanthropist, for weeks now. Starring James Purefoy as Teddy Rist, a billionaire playboy who decides to save the world, The previews held absolutely no interest for me. Now, after having seen the pilot, I realize that my first impression was the correct one.
Premiering tonight at 10 PM, The Philanthropist is basically an hour of an insufferable rich dude talking about how awesome he is. We watch the premise of the show unfold through the eyes of Rist himself, as he tells his tale of heroism (saving a Nigerian boy from drowning; surviving a shoot-out and a snake bite in order to deliver some Cholera vaccines to a village) to a bored bartender.
by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 12th 2008 8:12AM
You like games? You want to play games? I'll give you a game! In fact, NBC's Law & Order is serious about gaming. The TV series mainstay has a new incarnation and it's not another spin-off drama. This time it'll be a mobile game geared toward women who love the crime show. Law & Order: Celebrity Betrayal is the name of the cell phone game developed by LimeLife, NBC Universal's mobile department and L&O's creator Dick Wolf with co-executive producer Peter Jankowski.
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