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CBS has ordered a pilot for Scorpion, a drama from Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, TVGuide.com has learned.

In the project, an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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Prison Break's Nick Santora will write and executive-produce with Kurtzman, Orci, Heather Kadin (Sleepy Hollow), Danny Rose (Scrubs), Scooter Braun, Scott Manson, Walter O'Brien and Fast and Furious director Justin Lin, who will also helm the pilot. Danielle Woodrow and Troy Poon will also co-executive produce.

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