December 03, 2008 at 09:17 AM EST

Great news for Party of Five fans: Series alum Neve Campbell is close to signing a deal to costar in The Philanthropist, a midseason drama for NBC that features James Purefoy (Rome) as a bazillionaire who uses his great wealth to help people. In her first major TV role since Party, Campbell will play the wife of a character played by Jesse Martin (Law & Order). As the head of a charitable foundation, her character will work closely with (and perhaps crush on?) Purefoy’s character. To prepare for the role, Campbell will have to update her passport; the globetrotting series is shooting in England and South Africa.

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