The untitled project, produced by Sony Pictures TV, centers on a lawyer who, after a near-fatal car crash, is offered a second chance at life by the ghost of his ex-wife.
Wright is writing the show, which he is executive producing with Burnett and Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey.
In a competitive situation, the project landed at CBS with a script commitment plus penalty.
Wright, a playwright whose works include “The Pavilion,” ventured into television six years ago when he joined “Six Feet Under.” His work on the HBO drama earned him an Emmy and two WGA nominations. He won a WGA Award in 2006 as part of the writing team of ABC’s “Lost.”
Before creating and executive producing ABC’s well-received soap “Money,” the WME-repped Wright was a co-executive producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” another ABC family drama.
The project expands Burnett’s relationship with Sony TV, where he is shepherding ABC’s reality series “Shark Tank.”
It marks the reality producer’s first major scripted effort in five years. In 2004, the Burnett-produced comedy pilot “Commando Nanny” was picked up to series by WB Network.
Downey is best know for her role as Monica on CBS’ long-running series “Touched by an Angel.”