J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan Sign With CBS

'Person of Interest' crime thriller will be Nolan's first TV work.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan Sign With CBS

If it seems like J.J. Abrams has been selling TV projects left and right this month, it's not just your imagination.

Although Abrams' collaboration with screenwriter Jonathan Nolan has only been public knowledge for a little over a week, the potential series may have already found a home.

New York Magazine's Vulture blog is reporting that CBS is in final negotiations to pick up the duo's "Person of Interest." Nolan will write the pilot episode and produce the series alongside Abrams. Nolan is primarily known for his collaboration with his brother Christopher Nolan on "The Prestige" and "The Dark Knight," as well as the upcoming "Superman" reboot and the third "Batman" film.

Late last week, Abrams signed a deal with Fox to produce a new drama called "Alcatraz" with former "Lost" co-executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff.

Vulture is also reporting that Abrams may be preparing a new series with former "Lost" stars Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson with the working title "Odd Jobs." The series would reportedly feature O'Quinn and Emerson as a pair of aging former black-ops agents in a comedic drama.

Ever since the end of "Lost," O'Quinn and Emerson have expressed their desire to keep working together in a series that allows them to show their age. While at the time their comments were regarding as a hypothetical situation, Abrams' involvement makes the project much more likely to happen.

With his latest deals, Abrams has now produced a TV series on each of the five major networks. Abrams' "Fringe" is currently starting its third season on Fox and "Undercovers' will launch later this week on NBC.