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FOX's drama series, "Past Life," is set to premiere in 2010.

Have you ever experienced dj vu or met someone you thought seemed familiar? Do you believe in karma, fate or love at first sight? From writer David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights"), and inspired by the book "The Reincarnationist" by M.J. Rose, comes FOX's "Past Life," a drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.

Dr. Kate McGinn (Kelli Giddish, "All My Children") is not your typical psychologist. Confident, outspoken and highly educated, she works at The Talmadge Center for Behavioral Health in New York City, a world-renowned institute dedicated to the study of the science of the soul. After experiencing a past-life regression in her 20s, Kate became a believer in reincarnation.

Using regression therapy and her natural gift for reading people, Kate helps solve the mysteries of her troubled clients who suffer from present-day problems caused by past-life traumas. She believes there are levels of consciousness and explanations for human behavior that science can't begin to explain. Accustomed to skeptics, but not bothered by them, Kate is an unapologetic believer and a force of nature who marches to the beat of her own drummer.



Her partner, Price Whatley (Nicholas Bishop, "Home and Away"), is a different story. A former NYPD homicide detective, pragmatic and cynical, Price is a damaged soul who constantly battles grief and guilt over the accidental death of his wife. Price feels that Kate, though not certifiable, certainly operates on the fringes of science. It's a volatile relationship, but with Price's solid detective skills, and Kate's penchant for out-of-the-box thinking, together they make a formidable, if somewhat dysfunctional, team.

A fast-paced emotional thrill ride, each episode finds Price and Kate working with their colleagues to unravel a new mystery involving the past-lives of their clients. Dr. Malachi Talmadge (Richard Schiff, "The West Wing") is Kate's mentor and the center's namesake, an avuncular but gruff elder statesman who is a legend in the field of cognitive research. Dr. Rishi Karna (Ravi Patel, "Scrubs") is the rookie of the group, a baby-faced therapist from Calcutta who loves watching bad American TV, listening to Cuban jazz and driving everyone crazy.

The cast includes Kelli Giddish as Dr. Kate McGinn, Nicholas Bishop as Price Whatley, Richard Schiff as Dr. Malachi Talmadge and Ravi Patel as Dr. Rishi Karna.

"Past Life" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. and Warner Bros. Television. David Hudgins, Lou Pitt serve as executive producers. Deran Sarafian directed the pilot written by David Hudgins.



PAST LIFE: FACTS

Network: FOX
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2010
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Bonanza Productions
Warner Bros. Television





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algernon says:
Watched the first episode--well, most of it. Nausea prevented my seeing it through. Really, really awful; can't imagine how a top-drawer actor like Schiff got involved. What a pleasure to turn to CBS the following hour: "Flashpoint" is back! Now there's a great series.

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