CBS Picks Up Drama Pilot From J.J. Abrams, Jonah Nolan

CBS has given a pilot pickup to J.J. Abrams' crime drama Person of Interest, written by The Dark Knight co-writer Jonah Nolan.

The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams' Bad Robot, centers on an ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen.

Abrams and Nolan are executive producing with Bad Robot's Bryan Burk.

Nolan wrote Dark Knight with brother Christopher Nolan. He also is credited as a write on The Dark Knight Rises, due out next year.

Person of Interest is the second pilot order this season for Bad Robot following Fox's pickup of Alcatraz.

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