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Neve Campbell Gets Role in NBC's The Philanthropist

Neve Campell Could Return to TV in The Philanthropist

Another Salinger kid could be coming back to TV. Neve Campbell, the former Julia Salinger on Party of Five, is reportedly close to taking a starring role in The Philanthropist, a new NBC drama.

The show stars James Purefoy as a "renegade billionaire" named Teddy Rist, who uses his massive fortune to help others around the world. (Seems appropriate for our current times, no?) Campbell would play the wife of Teddy's business partner, Phillip, played by Jesse Martin. Her character runs the two men's charitable foundation — and it would seem she might have feelings for both of them, as The Hollywood Reporter notes that her character "has strong chemistry with Teddy."

Save for a few episodes of Medium, Campbell hasn't been on TV much since Party of Five ended in 2000, and I think she'd be a welcome presence now. The Philanthropist has had its share of troubles — the original producers left the show in the Spring after NBC found their original vision for the show to be too dark — but I'm curious about this one and glad to see it back on track. What do you think? Would you like to see Campbell on a regular basis again?


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