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CBS has ordered a crime drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Person of Interest follows an ex-CIA hit man and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen.

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Nolan is the brother of Academy Award nominee Christopher Nolan, and himself received an Oscar nomination for writing his brother's 2001 film Memento. He's also a writer on The Dark Knight Rises, due out next year.

This is the second pilot order that Abrams' company Bad Robot has received. Fox previously picked up his Alcatraz.