Neve Campbell circles 'Philanthropist'

Actress to co-star on the NBC midseason drama

Neve Campbell is close to returning to series television with a co-starring role on NBC's midseason drama "The Philanthropist."

"Philanthropist," from Universal Media Studios, centers on Teddy Rist (James Purefoy), a renegade billionaire who uses his wealth, connections and power to help people in need around the world.

"Party of Five" alumna Campbell will play the wife of his business partner and lifelong friend, Phillip (Jesse Martin), who runs the two billionaires' charitable foundation and has strong chemistry with Teddy.

The actress, repped by ICM and Foster-Delaney Management and attorney Steve Younger, is expected to leave shortly for South Africa where "Philanthropist" is being shot.