CBS has greenlit a pilot for the upcoming PERSON OF INTEREST pilot from writer/exec producer Jonathan Nolan. Series, which is also exec produced by J.J. Abrams, centers on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City.
CINEMAX is attempting a return from the dead, handing out a 10-episode order for new action/drama STRIKE BACK from writers/exec producers Frank Spotnitz and Richard Zadjlic. Series, which is based on the UK series of the same name, and the Chris Ryan book of the same name before it, centers on a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative who teams up with a British military unit to stop an international terrorist group. Andy Harries, Elaine Pyke, Dan Percival and Michael Casey also exec produce.
FOX has handed out a pilot order to a project they just bought out of turnaround from NBC today in WEEKENDS AT BELLEVUE from writer/exec producer Lisa Zwerling. Series, which is also exec produced by Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein, centers on a psychiatrist in charge of the weekend shift of Bellevue Hospital psychiatric unit. The project, which NBC just passed over last week for a pilot order, swiftly moved to FOX, who handed it a pilot order immediately.