CBS orders J.J. Abrams pilot 'Persons of Interest,' Henry Ian Cusick joins Shonda Rhimes project

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There's a bit of late-breaking pilot news at this hour, and it's exceptionally "Lost"-related.

"Persons of Interest," a pilot from J.J. Abrams and "The Dark Knight" co-writer Jonah Nolan, has landed at CBS. The drama follows a scientist and former CIA hitman who try to preemptively solve crimes before they occur. It joins "Alcatraz" as the second pilot from Abrams' Bad Robot to get an order this season. [ THR]

"Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes has found a male lead for her ABC pilot, tentatively titled "In Crisis," and it's "Lost" alum Henry Ian Cusick. The man you know best as everyone's favorite constant, Desmond Hume, will play a handsome litigator who works with fixer Olivia Price (Kerry Washington) in the series about PR crisis management. [ Deadline]
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