The Philanthropist

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Pilot Season: Rome's James Purefoy to Star With Kevin Bacon in Kevin Williamson's Fox Project

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Rome alum James Purefoy will star opposite Kevin Bacon in Williamson's Fox drama pilot about a massive serial killer plot, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

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Season 1, Episode 8
Teddy (James Purefoy) has come to the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti with his partner, Philip (Jesse L. Martin), to try and solve an almost-hopeless food shortage. Philip, who was born in Haiti but left as a teenager, is locking horns with a powerful island senator named Jean Beauvais who also happens to be Philip'?s estranged brother. Philip wants to help Haiti; but Jean wants Haiti to help itself. Common ground between the brothers is marred by years of resentment and mistrust.

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Season 1, Episode 7
Teddy (James Purefoy) and Philip?s (Jesse L. Martin) college friend, Rhada Shivpuri (guest star Sarita Choudhury), asks for their help to delicately negotiate with both the Indian and Pakistani governments in an attempt to rebuild the region?s water system and reopen the ?The Line of Control? which divides the ancient land of Kashmir in two. The border restricts trade between India and Pakistan and Rhada hopes, with Teddy and Philip?s help, water will be transported to put an end to the severe draught suffered by both countries in the Kashmiri region. Their mission spirals out of control when militants wage an attack on Mumbai, halting their business plan. In an effort to get their operation back on track, Teddy heads into Kashmir on his own but in the process, lands himself in mortal danger. With Teddy missing, Philip and Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) lead the manhunt to find their friend while Olivia (Neve Campbell) and AJ (Lindy Booth) sit anxiously by the phone in New York, praying Teddy will be found in one piece.

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Season 1, Episode 6
When charitable donations in San Diego are fraudulently charged to Teddy Rist's (James Purefoy) credit card, Teddy and Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) go on a manhunt to search for the identity thief, following a trail of receipts through fancy hotels, tattoo parlors and strip clubs. Meanwhile, in New York, Olivia (Neve Campbell) and Philip (Jesse L. Martin) are devastated to find out that the man with whom they've been investing all of the Foundation's money has actually been running a Ponzi scheme -- the Maidstone-Rist charitable arm is now in financial jeopardy.

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Season 1, Episode 5
Teddy takes his ex-wife, Julia Rist (Krista Allen), on a journey as he tells her about his business venture to Kosovo, a country full of depression and poverty since the 1990s when the Serbian army attacked the Albanian Muslims, who make up the majority of the population. In a series of flashbacks, Teddy addresses the locals in Kosovo, explaining that his company would like to invest money in a bauxite halloysite mine which will not only be profitable for Maidstone-Rist but will ensure them a better future. Teddy wants the Serbians and Albanians to work together at the mine and start a business that will better the lives of all those who populate Kosovo. As the Serbians and Albanians refuse to pull together, it?s clear their hatred runs deeper than Teddy first thought. AJ (Lindy Booth) and Philip (Jesse L. Martin) worry Teddy has bitten off more than he can chew.

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Pilot Season: Rome's James Purefoy to Star With Kevin Bacon in Kevin Williamson's Fox Project

Kevin Williamson's new drama pilot just keeps getting hotter.

Rome alum James Purefoy will star opposite Kevin Bacon in Williamson's Fox drama pilot about a massive serial killer plot, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Top Chef Masters
10/9c Bravo
The culinary contest turns on the heat as we start dipping into the last course. (The season finale airs next week.) All eyes are on the remaining four food fighters — Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller and Anita Lo — when they whip up meals while blindfolded. Afterward, the chefs must cater a large event, but the challenge comes with a catch: They are forbidden to handle the food, and must instead tap into their teaching and leadership skills. Assisting them are erstwhile Top Chef contestants, including the fiery Dale Talde, who evidently gets into a dishin'-and-dissin' duel with Chiarello.

Read on for previews of Live From Lincoln Center, The Philanthropist, Make My Day and Criss Angel: Mindfreak. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dark Blue
10 pm/ET TNT
It's the pros against the cons in this visceral crime drama that tracks the shadowy derring-do of an undercover task force. In the premiere, brooding team leader Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) tries to take down a suave gang leader responsible for torturing an FBI agent and leaving him for dead. But the case turns messy when one of Carter's own embedded men (Logan Marshall-Green) seemingly flips loyalties. Executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the show features intriguing characters, bullet-blazing violence and a gritty edge, making it a fine counterpart to the lighter caper series Leverage, which precedes it on Wednesdays.

Read on for previews of Michael & Michael Have Issues, Top Chef Masters, The Philanthropist and Criminal Minds. read more

Ratings: America's Got Great Numbers, Dave Tops Conan

Some recent ratings highlights:

America's Got Talent on Tuesday tallied an audience of 11.3 million total viewers — a drop of 12 percent from its previous premiere, but still the night's most watched program. Its second outing dipped 8 percent, to 10.39 mil.

• ABC's The Superstars opened to a not-entirely-super 4.34 mil on Tuesday. In turn, the (thankfully) already-renewed Better Off Ted only managed 1.87 mil.

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• On Wednesday, ABC's Wipeout scored 7.7 mil, topping So You Think You Can Dance in the 8 o'clock hour. All told, Fox's Dance averaged ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
8 pm/ET NBC
From Speidi's early departure (and return, and departure) to Janice Dickinson's "granola-gate," there's been no shortage of drama in the jungle since the show started just three weeks ago. In tonight's finale, the entire cast reunites in Costa Rica to learn who will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle — and more importantly, which deserving charity will get the much needed moola.

Read on for previews of The Music Instinct: Science and Song, Primetime: Questions for the President — Prescription for America, The Real World and The Philanthropist and Tragic Side of Comedy. read more

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Rating: TV-14
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