Written by David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights"
) and inspired by the book "The Reincarnationist," "Past Life"
is a new drama about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what's happening to you today is the result of who you were before. Dr. Kate McGinn isn't your typical psychologist. Confident, outspoken, and highly educated, she works at The Talmadge Center for Behavioral Health in NYC, a world-renowned institute dedicated to studying 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. Her partner, Price Whatley, is a different story. A former NYPD homicide detective, 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 outside-the-box thinking, together they make a formidable (if somewhat dysfunctional) team. Premieres in 2010 on FOX