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CBS picks up J.J. Abrams drama, Kat Dennings comedy

Michael-Emerson-JJ-AbramsImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosCBS has officially kicked off its pickup process in preparation for next week’s upfront presentation in New York. The network ordered Person of Interest, a new drama from J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk that centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in NYC. It stars Michael Emerson and James Caviezel.

The network also gave a thumbs up to Two Broke Girls, which is from Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings, and follows two broke 22-year old gals in Brooklyn. It’s a multi-camera laugher that features Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.

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Originally posted May 13 2011 — 4:39 PM EDT

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