When J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan began shopping their crime thriller Person of Interest back in September, they ignited a bidding war from which CBS emerged victorious. The creators alone -- Abrams of Lost and Fringe fame, Nolan of The Dark Knight and The Prestige fame -- were enough to attract attention, but then they added two-time Emmy winner Michael Emerson (Lost) as a mysterious billionaire who recruits a presumed-dead CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to stop violent crimes before they happens.
If that's not a recipe for a must-watch show, well ... it just is. Check out the newly released preview for yourself. Person of Interest will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento), David Semel (Heroes) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.