NBC has picked up the pilot for the drama The Irrational, starring Jesse L. Martin. The Irrational, written by Arika Lisanne Mittman, is based on Dan Ariely’s bestselling novel Predictably Irrational.

The show follows Alec Baker (Martin), with according to a synopsis is ‘a world-renowned professor of behavioral science who lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior.‘ Maahra Hill, Travina Springer, Molly Kunz and Arash DeMaxi also star, with Martin also producing the pilot.

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