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[10/06/10 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 6
Updates include: NBC halts production on "Outlaw"; BET sets a premiere date for CW transplant "The Game"; and David Bickel, Tom Fontana land new series projects.

[03/08/10 - 10:55 PM]
NBC Fills in More of Summer Lineup
Encores of "Last Comic Standing" and "America's Got Talent" will precede their original installments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

[02/17/10 - 12:04 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 17
Updates include: Eugene Levy to get "Hitched" for CBS; Steven Spielberg may report to "Terra Nova" for FOX; and Poppy Montgomery lands a lead role on ABC's "True Blue."

[02/01/10 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 1
Updates include: Matthew Broderick to star in NBC's "Beach Lane"; four other pilots get the green light; and the Peacock sets an air date for "The Mountain."

[11/05/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 5
Updates include: Sarah Wynter to recur on FX's "Damages"; HBO to revisit the Iran hostage crisis; and Don Cheadle expands his producing plate.

[08/18/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Grows Its Numbers Week to Week and Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:32 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Show of the Summer, Leads NBC's Week of AuG. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/13/09 - 01:51 PM]
ABC Improves Year to Year on the Evening for the 10th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 12.

[08/13/09 - 01:19 PM]
NBC.com Gives Fans the Chance to Catch Up Before the Premieres of Their Favorite Shows
"30 Rock," ""The Office," "Heroes" and "Southland" are among the featured series.

[08/11/09 - 11:49 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 3, 2009
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/11/09 - 10:24 AM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of AuG. 3-9, as 'America's Got Talent' Again Tops the Charts in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/06/09 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Grows Its Wednesday Night for the 9th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 10:41 AM]
NBC at TCA: Leno, Silverman Draw Focus
"I'm not counted on to save the network. The network is on its own. Screw them," Leno joked during his afternoon session.

[08/04/09 - 12:03 PM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Top 15 TV Programs for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/09 - 11:13 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Ties for the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Ranks #1 and #2 in Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 27-AuG. 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[07/28/09 - 12:28 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Leading NBC's Week of July 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/21/09 - 01:25 PM]
ABC Claims 2 of the Top 10 Broadcast TV Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/21/09 - 11:33 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of July 13-19, Paced by 'America's Got Talent'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/16/09 - 12:08 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[07/14/09 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Is the Only Net with Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/14/09 - 12:04 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Third Week in a Row
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/09/09 - 12:56 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is Wednesday's #1 Telecast, with NBC's Top Slot Results Since October 2008
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/09/09 - 12:38 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on the Night for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/07/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Places 2 of the Top 5 TV Programs During the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 11:26 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of June 29-July 5, as 'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 for the Week in 18-49 and #1 and #2 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 10:38 AM]
NBC.com Helps Fans Make the Most of Summer with Online Full Episodes
For the first time in its history, full episodes of summer blockbuster "America's Got Talent" are streaming on NBC.com.

[07/02/09 - 11:39 AM]
ABC Improves Its Wednesday Performance Year to Year Among Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[06/30/09 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of June 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/24/09 - 12:35 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Philanthropist, The" (NBC)

[06/05/09 - 09:54 AM]
NBC Universal Teams Up with Microsoft to Introduce NBC Viewers to the New 'Decision Engine' Bing
The three-pronged deal includes sponsorship deals on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Philanthropist."

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."

[12/16/08 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 16
Updates include: Russell Hornsby to be "In Treatment" for HBO; Brittany Robertson to topline The CW's "Light Years"; and Tom Fontana returns to NBC's "Philanthropist."

[12/03/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 3
Updates include: Neve Campbell joins NBC's "Philanthropist"; Drew Barrymore's Flower Films brings "Tough Love" to VH1; and Marco Pennette books a pair of scripts at ABC.

[10/03/08 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: October 2-3
Updates include: Jesse L. Martin in talks to join NBC's "Philanthropist"; NBC's "Howie Do It" to go international; and WGA targets Tyler Perry over fired writers.

[08/12/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 12
Updates include: Edward Allen Bernero books three projects at CBS; Tori Spelling says no to The CW's "90210"; and Fox Reality's "Gimme My Reality Show" names judges.

[08/04/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Nigel Lythgoe exits "American Idol"; Kelli Williams to "Lie to Me" for FOX; and plenty of other casting news.

[07/21/08 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 21
Updates include: Kathleen Munroe books "CSI: NY" arc and James Purefoy is in talks to topline NBC's "The Philanthropist."

[05/29/08 - 04:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 29
Updates include: HBO casts "Last of the Ninth" leads; Josh Cooke added to ABC's "Fourplay"; and Peter Horton is tapped to take over NBC's "Philanthropist."

[05/12/08 - 06:53 AM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Morning)
Updates include: Peter Berg to helm FOX's "Virtuality"; Frances Fisher heads to Sci Fi's "Eureka"; and FOX formalizes its "Fringe" and "Dollhouse" pickups.

[04/22/08 - 05:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 22
Updates include: Tom Fontana departs NBC's "The Philanthropist"; Debmar-Mercury plans test run of "Wendy Williams"; and Lesley Ann Warren and Meredith Baxter to topline a Hallmark original.

[04/02/08 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Brings More Video, Original Content and Interactivity for Summer and Fall Season Programming
Among the highlights: "Heroes," "Chuck" and "The Office" webisodes on NBC.com beginning in July.

[04/02/08 - 12:03 PM]
NBC Reveals Complete 52-Week Program Strategy, Earlier Than Ever, That Gives Advertisers the Opportunity to Create Unique Marketing Solutions
It's here: the Peacock details its fall, winter and summer plans for the 2008-09 season.

[03/31/08 - 01:00 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 31
Updates include: Toni Collette gets her kids on Showtime's "Tara"; Omar Gooding joins "Can Openers" on CBS; and NBC closes in on its dramas for the 2008-09 season.

[01/29/08 - 12:18 PM]
Universal Media Studios Names Nora O'Brien Vice President of Drama Programming
O'Brien comes to Universal Media Studios from the SCI FI Channel, where she was Vice President of Original Programming.

[01/16/08 - 11:50 AM]
Bravo Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Fashionista Rachel Zoe
The series will "give viewers a fly on the wall look at how she juggles constant deadlines, fashion shows and celebrity clients."

[09/28/07 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 24-28
Updates include: David DiGilio confirms the end of ABC's "Traveler," Joseph Fiennes to topline Ryan Murphy's FX pilot, NBC orders new anthology series and ABC commits to six episodes of a new Zak Penn drama.







PHILANTHROPIST, THE (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/09 - 8/12/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 10/20/09
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, March 2009) "The Philanthropist" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy turned vigilante philanthropist. James Purefoy ("Rome") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose life is forever changed after rescuing a young boy during a hurricane in the Nigerian town he was visiting. Rist is spontaneous and impulsive and quickly decides to channel his passion, power and money into helping those in need. Rist's actions are not just about helping others - he is purging his soul to help exorcise the inner demons which have been festering ever since his young son died and he lost everything he truly loved. Since the death of his son, the danger and risk to his life is the only way he can feel genuinely alive and he'll do anything in order to achieve his goals. A man who has everything but can feel nothing, Rist keeps his adrenaline pumping by putting his business head and money-making skills to good use through bargaining with the self-righteous, making deals with drug barons and trading with the nefarious. "The Philanthropist" boasts a heady cast of established and up-and-coming talent. Purefoy takes on the lead role of Teddy Rist, Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order") plays Teddy's business partner and friend, Philip Maidstone, and Neve Campbell ("Burn Up") plays Olivia, Philip's wife who also runs the charitable foundation set up by the two billionaires. Purefoy, Martin and Campbell are supported by a tremendous line up of names from both sides of the Atlantic including Lindy Booth ("The 4400"), Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire"), Krista Allen ("The Starter Wife") and newcomer James Albrecht.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· James Albrecht
· James Purefoy as Teddy Rist
· Jesse L. Martin as Philip Maidstone
· Krista Allen as Julia
· Lindy Booth as AJ
· Michael Kenneth Williams as Dax
· Neve Campbell as Olivia Maidstone
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Levinson as EP
· Charlie Corwin as EP
· Gareth Neame as EP
· Peter Horton as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Teri Weinberg as EP
· Tom Fontana as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Carnival Films
· Levinson/Fontana Company, The
· Original Media
· Universal Television