Monday, June 9, 2008

Patrick Swayze Heads Back To Work

Patrick Swayze, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March, is heading back to work. A&E has ordered 13 episodes of his new series The Beast, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Patrick plays an unorthodox FBI veteran who trains a new partner (Tarzan star Travis Fimmel) while being pursued by a secret Internal Affairs team.

The show (which premieres in 2009) is set to go into production this summer in Chicago. A&E execs told the Reporter that the actor's doctors have cleared him to resume work. "I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining, as well as a project this current and cutting-edge," Patrick said in a statement.


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