CBS Orders J.J. Abrams' 'Person of Interest,' Comedy 'Two Broke Girls'
CBS is the last of the big four networks to start its pick ups for the fall. The Hollywood Reporter will update you with the latest additions; refresh for the latest.
Person of Interest
Stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as a presumed dead former CIA agent who teams with a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson, Lost) to prevent violent crimes in New York. Taraji P. Henson (Boston Legal) co-stars in the Warner Bros. TV drama from scribe Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), who produces alongside J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk (Fringe), Ben Brafman (The 4400), Margot Lulick (Kings) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case). Dave Semel (No Ordinary Family), who directs. This is Abrams' second series pick-up this week, with Alcatraz getting a series order at Fox on Tuesday.
Two Broke Girls
Revolves around two 22-year-old women (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) who tackle life in New York as they try to make their dreams come true. The multicamera comedy from Warner Bros. Television is written by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) with stand-up comic Whitney Cummings on board as a producer. James Burrows directed the pilot. Cummings' comedy pilot for NBC also was picked up to series on Tuesday. This marks Cummings' second project to get a green-light for next season; her self-titled comedy will appear on NBC's schedule this fall. King's hairdresser drama A Mann's World didn't get the go-ahead at NBC.
CBS is scheduled to unveil its complete slate to Madison Avenue buyers on Wednesday in New York.
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