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The Philanthropist: A failed drama, but what about a reality show?

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist is now available on DVD.

I’ve been seeing commercials for the new Kevin Bacon TV drama called The Following lately, which co-stars James Purefoy as an imprisoned serial killer who has somehow created a Manson-like flock of followers.

What does this have to do with philanthropy? Well, very little…except that I couldn’t place where I remembered Purefoy from…until I looked him up. Turns out this is quite a departure from the show he was the lead in a few years back, a 2009 NBC summertime drama called The Philanthropist. Continue reading

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