On a night that's hardly starved for appealing programming, two of the season's most enjoyable and intriguing pilots make their bow.
First, the underdog: ABC's Last Resort (8/7c), an electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May. (Look them up if you've never seen them.) This series is like nothing else on network TV, which is why one's first impulse is to pray for its survival. It's also airing in what has become one of ABC's more treacherous time periods, and beyond the fact that there are very attractive people in the cast (starting with Felicity alum Scott Speedman) and the story is heavily serialized, it has nearly nothing in common tonally with the night's sudsy anchor, Grey's Anatomy.
Person of Interest star Michael Emerson learned a few things about big season finales during his time on Lost.
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"Lost was unique because those cliff-hangers didn't just involve physical danger," Emerson tells TVGuide.com. "They were metaphysical too. Like, 'Oh wow, what does that mean?'"
And while Emerson jokingly admits that his Person of Interest character Finch won't turn any frozen donkey wheels that make the island of Manhattan disappear, big changes are coming to the surveillance-obsessed CBS drama....
Former Angel and Alias star Amy Acker will guest-star on Person of Interest's Season 1 finale, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Acker will play an attractive psychologist who caters to the rich and powerful. When the machine spits out her number, Reese (Jim Caviezel) must keep her safe from several clients who could potentially kill to keep their secrets safe...
Over the last few episodes, CBS' Person of Interest has done something rather, well, interesting.
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The hit freshman procedural has taken Taraji P. Henson's Detective Carter — the cop who spent the first half of the season hot on the trail of vigilantes Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) — and turned her into the high-tech duo's partner in vigilantism. Creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan acknowledges that, at the request of CBS, the twist has happened faster than he originally intended, but he insists it was always in the back of his mind.
"The pitch from the very beginning with this character was that you'd start with a little bit of Tommy Lee Jones from The Fugitive, and you'd wind up with a character closer spiritually to Commissioner Gordon," Nolan tells TVGuide.com...
Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson have already had a long day. They're shooting the first scene of a new Person of Interest episode featuring their ...