Overview

The Philanthropist is an American action drama series that premiered on NBC on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The program was a limited summer series, principally filmed in South Africa. It opened to strong ratings, but saw a drop in viewers in subsequent weeks. The Philanthropist is a Carnival Films production in association with The Levinson/Fontana Company and Original Media. Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Peter Horton, Charlie Corwin, Gareth Neame, and Teri Weinberg served as executive producers.

On October 21, 2009, the series was canceled by NBC. Fans attempts to keep the show on the air using Facebook and a charitable cause called "Save The Philanthropist through Charity" were unsuccessful.

  1. Tom Fontana

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. James Purefoy

    James Purefoy

    8 Episodes

  2. Neve Campbell

    Neve Campbell

    Olivia Maidstone

    8 Episodes

  3. Michael Kenneth Williams

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    8 Episodes

  4. Lindy Booth

    Lindy Booth

    8 Episodes

  5. Jesse L. Martin

    Jesse L. Martin

    Philip Maidstone

    8 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

2009 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The Philanthropist premiered on June 24, 2009.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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