Patrick Swayze -- Well Enough To Work

Hey, here's some good news.

Everyone's favorite dancer, Patrick Swayze, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, is going back to work! According to the Hollywood Reporter, A&E has just ordered 13 episodes of Pat's new series, The Beast. The actor has been cleared by his doctors to play the role of an unorthodox FBI veteran who trains a new partner while being pursued by a secret Internal Affairs team.

The show will film in Chicago this summer and is set to premiere in 2009.

"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-edge," Patrick said in a statement.

See, nobody puts Johnny Castle in a corner -- not even cancer.

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