Back to Work for Patrick Swayze

What great news for Houston's native son! His doctors have given him the all clear to go back to work

And since A&E has picked up his show it's time to start production on his new TV show, The Beast.

"We’re very excited to begin series production on ‘The Beast’ and even more thrilled to have Patrick on board reprising the role he played so powerfully in the pilot opposite Travis, who is certainly an emerging talent in his own right,” Bob DiBitetto, executive VP and general manager of A&E Network, said in a statement.

The network said Mr. Swayze "has responed well to treatment and his doctors have given him the go-ahead to resume working."

YIPEEEEE Swizzle Hips!!!!  Patrick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.