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The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Photo Credit:  Kelly Walsh/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    June 24, 2009
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Developed by Charlie Corwin & Jim Juvonen 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Teddy Rist is a billionaire playboy and successful tycoon who rescues a young boy in a Nigerian hurricane, changing his life forever. He rededicates his life to philanthropy, using his business know-how, passion and money to help those in need. His goal is simple -- he wants everyone on the planet to have a good education, a solid meal and a healthy life. But he's not only helping others, he's helping himself, too. After many years, Teddy's using his good deeds to finally deal with the death of his son.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Carnival Films
  • Produced by Universal Media Studios
  • In association with The Levinson/Fontana Company
  • In association with Original Media