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CBS Picks Up Jonah Nolan/J.J. Abrams Pilot ‘Person Of Interest’

CBS has handed a pilot order to Jonathan Nolan’s CIA drama Person of Interest, which is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams.

The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot, is a crime drama centered on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City. Nolan, who shared a writing Oscar nomination with his brother Christopher for Memento, is executive producing with Abrams and Burk. This marks the TV debut for Nolan. Person of Interest is the second pilot order for Bad Robot this year, following the early pickup for Alcatraz at Fox.