CBS Orders 'Person Of Interest' from Abrams/Nolan, 'Ringer' Moves To CW

CBS is still first in the ratings rat race and as a result, so far, they've made the fewest changes to their schedule.

Person of Interest, a thriller from J.J. Abrams and The Dark Knight scribe Jonathan Nolan, will join sitcom Broke Girls in the fall lineup.

Person of Interest has long been on viewers' most wanted lists for its pairing of the two notable behind-the-camera talents. The show will follow an ex-CIA agent, missing and presumed dead, who moves to New York City (where else?) to fight crime. Helping him in his crusade is a reclusive billionaire with his own interests.

James Caviezel, lately of The Prisoner and most famous in the title role for The Passion of the Christ, will play not-quite-dead CIA agent Reese. Former Lost star and Abrams compatriot Michael Emerson has landed the role of Reese's European patron, while Taraji P. Henson (Boston Legal) plays an NYC detective.

Broke Girls will be the second project from stand-up comedienne Whitney Cummings, though it appears that her duties will only go as far as the script. The sitcom revolves around two down-and-out young women in New York City. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs star in the new comedy co-produced by Michael Patrick King (Sex And The City).

Sarah Michelle Gellar's latest project is getting a new home. While CBS declined to pick Ringer up on the lower bands, its affiliate The CW will air the drama this fall. Ringer comes from producer Peter Traugott, whose other fall pilots My Freakin' Family and Other People's Kids were not picked up.

Gellar will flex her acting muscles in Ringer, playing both a fugitive on the run and her wealthy twin sister. When Bridget the fugitive impersonates Siobhan the dead socialite, she learns to her horror that her sister is likewise pursued by dangerous persons unknown.

Ringer will be Gellar's first steady TV role in nearly eight years. After her long run killing the undead in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (appropriately on CW's progenitor The WB) she took parts in both Scooby Doo movies and horror flicks The Grudge and Possession. Tara Summers (Damages) will join her for Ringer.

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Source: TV Line

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