Swayze to Star in A&E Series

'Dirty Dancing' star to continue treatment for pancreatic cancer
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2008 2:43 PM CDT
Patrick Swayze watches the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs play in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals, Friday, May 23, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Cancer isn't stopping Patrick Swayze from making a jump to the small screen with his new show on A&E. Swayze, who is battling pancreatic cancer but says he's responding well to treatment, secured the network's OK and will start filming The Beast this summer. He'll star as a weathered FBI agent being investigated by Internal Affairs, People reports.

"I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining, as well as a project this current and cutting edged," said the 55-year-old Swayze.