NBC beefs up 'Enemy,' 'Philanthropist' for Monday drama action


NBC has added more key pieces to two of its recently picked up series that will be showcased today at NBC Universal's upfront event.

Saffron Burrows has been tapped to co-star opposite Christian Slater in the drama series "My Own Worst Enemy," while "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer David Eick is in negotiations to take the helm of "The Philanthropist."

Both UMS-produced series are slated to air in the Monday 10 p.m. slot, "Enemy" in the fall and "Philanthropist" in midseason.

"Enemy" stars Slater as Henry, a suburban dad whose alter ego, Edward, is a spy. Burrows, repped by ICM and Evolution, will play Norah, Edward's girlfriend and Henry's shrink.

"Philanthropist" centers on a renegade billionaire who uses his wealth to help people in need.

Eick succeeds Tom Fontana, who wrote the pilot script and oversaw several other scripts until he parted ways with NBC last month over creative differences.

Eick, who also executive produced NBC's ill-fated remake of "Bionic Woman" last season, will serve as an exec producer alongside Charlie Corwin, on whose idea the project is based. (partialdiff)