Producer Mark Burnett addresses the audience about the upcoming Shrek III film during announcements by AOL regarding their 2007-2008 lineup in New York April 17, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Dirty Sexy Money creator Craig Wright has teamed with top reality producer Mark Burnett for a drama project that has received a script commitment from CBS.

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.

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 Writers Guild of America 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 Dirty Sexy Money, Wright was a co-executive producer on Brothers & Sisters, another ABC 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 known for her role as Monica on CBS' long-running series Touched by an Angel.