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Patrick Swayze Back to Work on TV Drama

Just months after receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze has been cleared to go back to work. The actor's drama pilot, The Beast, has just been picked up by A&E, and he'll resume work on the show this Summer in Chicago.

Swayze shot the pilot back in January, and according to the New York Times, A&E was a day away from announcing they were going forward with the show when Swayze called the network to deliver the news of his diagnosis. Since then, he's been undergoing treatment, and A&E representatives said they're confident he'll be able to work a full schedule.

In The Beast, Swayze plays "an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran who trains a new partner (Travis Fimmel) in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting while being pursued by a secret Internal Affairs team." The series is expected to appear in early 2009.

The initial reports about Swayze's health sounded dire, so it's great to hear that he's back to work! In a statement, Swayze simply said "I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this mutilayered, unpredictable and downright entertaining as well as a project this current and cutting-edged."

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's always about timing, which sucks at times, but at least he's still strong and he's able to go back to work. i think that it's a fantastic sign and to be honest, i can't wait to see what he does.
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