Fall TV Preview

Fall TV: CBS Picks Up J.J. Abrams/Michael Emerson Drama, Broke Girls Sitcom

While ABC unloads a whopping 12 new shows from its shopping cart, CBS has opened its upfronts season with just two major buys so far: Person of Interest, a thriller exec-produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost/Fringe) and penned by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), and Broke Girls, a multi-camera sitcom from Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and comedienne Whitney Cummings.

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Person of Interest is a crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent played by James Caviezel (The Prisoner). Presumed dead, he teams up with a mysterious billionaire (Lost‘s Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Taraji P. Henson (Boston Legal) and Kevin Chapman (Mystic River) also star.

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Co-written by King and Cummings, Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and newcomer Beth Behrs as — yep — two broke 22-year-old gals struggling to make their dreams come true in New York City (or at least Brooklyn). Matthew Moy (Scrubs), Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live) and Jonathan Kite also star.

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  1. Brittany says:

    CBS is really making me nervous today. I hope that they pick up ‘Ringer’, because I simply cannot go another TV season without SMG on my TV screen.

  2. Andrea says:

    I agree about being nervous. I’d rather hear about the shows that are going before hearing about what’s new.

  3. Alex C says:

    Sarah Michelle’s pilot was picked up by the CW

  4. paburrows says:

    So what about Hawaii 5-O?

  5. Joe says:

    Glad to see Michael Emerson back on prime time. It’s been too long.

  6. Tim says:

    Looking forward to Person of Interest.

  7. ziggy says:

    Taraji P. Henson is on Person of Interest?! This show just got a LOT more interesting. She is an intense, amazing actress. I really look forward to this now.

  8. Andrew says:

    Im a little confused. Does Whitney Cummings have a show on NBC that she stars in and a show on CBS that she created? Not a bad pilot pick up season for her.

  9. Ace says:

    Kat Dennings on my TV? That’s GOOD news. :-)

  10. Darin Bunch says:

    How is “The Prisoner” Jim Caviezel’s identifier? Didn’t “The Passion of the Christ” make something like a bazillion dollars? Shouldn’t that be what he’s known for?

  11. J19 says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to have Michael Emerson back on TV on a weekly basis!

  12. irmahale says:

    I just found a place called “printapons” where I can get my fav. restaurant coupon for 90% off!! all you have to do is just print and take it.

  13. Mindy says:

    Hmm, my attempt at commenting last night on this clearly didn’t work.

    I want to know why a JJ Abrams show is on CBS. Did Abrams somehow produce a tedious procedural? Starring Michael Emerson?? That would quite possibly be the weirdest Abrams show ever. LOL. But seriously, is this show a procedural? Because that would make me very sad for Michael Emerson.