Michael Emerson, Poppy Montgomery
CBS has picked up Unforgettable and Person of Interest for full seasons.
Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery as a cop with infallible memory, is the season's most-watched new drama, averaging 14 million viewers. Person of Interest, starring Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel, is the ...
CBS' Person of Interest (9/8c) is one of the fall's few new dramas of interest, and it appears to be a keeper. Though not without some formula aspects — this is CBS, after all, so things tend to get wrapped up pretty neatly by the hour's end — the intriguing Interest sends its damaged heroes on their high-tech vigilante missions under a tantalizing cloak of paranoid secrecy. Each week, there's also the promise of heightened and stylized mayhem at the hands of the coolly lethal Reese (Jim Caviezel), who's so unflappably taciturn in his explosive takedowns of rooms full of bad guys he can make Jack Bauer look like a blabbermouth wimp.
Reese's partner in crime-stopping, Michael Emerson as the mousy ...
It's another Lost reunion!
Alan Dale, who played the enigmatic Charles Widmore on ABC's island drama, will guest-star on J.J. Abrams' Person of Interest, Entertainment Weekly reports. Fellow Lostie Michael Emerson stars as the mysterious billionaire Mr. Finch in the series.
Once Upon a Time enlists Lost alum Alan Dale
Dale will play...
Taraji P. Henson, Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel
Spoiler alert! Person of Interest's Michael Emerson enjoys playing morally ambiguous characters.
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As Lost's Ben Linus, he played a delicious cocktail of villain and hero. And even though his Person of Interest character, shady billionaire Mr. Finch, intends to make the world safer, the mystery surrounding him and his machine has us wondering: Is Finch really a good guy?
Thursday's episode (9/8c, CBS) may shed some light on the subject. When the machine kicks out the social security number of a teen who has been dead for two years, Finch is forced to question the machine's infallibility. Cue some revealing flashbacks to a younger Finch who discusses the building of the machine ...
Amy Poehler and Adam Scott
It will be a sad day in TV land if (as Nielsen history suggests) the powerhouse of CBS' The Big Bang Theory helps deliver the abysmal new How to Be a Gentleman a ratings win over NBC's little-show-that-could-do-better Parks and Recreation.
Here's my Fall Preview take on How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 8:31/7:31c), a misfire that almost makes me miss last year's Bleep My Dad Says, which wasted the same time period: "Felix and Oscar should sue. The overused Odd Couple premise gets one of its more cringeworthy sitcom workouts in the latest assault on the male mystique — caricatured as a squeaky-voiced priss and a bellowing gym-bunny boor. Actually, mankind should sue." To elaborate: David Hornsby plays a metrosexual metropolitan fusspot whose ...
Patrick Dempsey, Ted Danson, Joshua Jackson
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The trend this season at most networks is that their fall lineups are being upstaged by the anticipation for more promising shows being held for midseason (NBC's Smash and Awake, ABC's Good Christian Belles and The River, to name a choice few). As I was quoted saying in a recent critics' poll: "It's going to be like Christmas for me at midseason, but right now it's kind of like I'm opening underwear."
It's a different situation at CBS, which has such a stable and successful prime-time schedule that there's little need for midseason replacements (only a few have been announced so far, and none has generated any real buzz). At the summer TCA press ...
James Caviezel, Michael Emerson
Start spreading the news, they're filming today. The TV networks want to be a part of it, New York, New York!
An unusually high number of new primetime dramas will be filmed in the Big Apple next season, as tax incentives and other perks attract studios and networks looking to save money while giving shows a more authentic New York backdrop.
At CBS, the shift to the East Coast is quite pronounced: All four of the network's new hour-long series will be shot in New York. That includes...
Person Of Interest
CBS has released behind-the-scenes videos of five of its new shows, including J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest, Kat Dennings' sitcom 2 Broke Girls and Patrick Wilson's drama A Gifted Man. The new midseason cop drama The 2-2 was announced, but not previewed at the upfront presentation Wednesday.
Upfronts: CBS releases fall schedule
Starring Michael Emerson, Person of Interest focuses on a billionaire (Emerson) who recruits a presumed-dead CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to catch violent criminals...
There's lots of shuffling on the CBS fall slate, as the network will move veterans CSI, The Good Wife and Rules of Engagement to new slots to pave way for five new shows.
J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest, starring Michael Emerson, will take over CSI's longtime Thursdays-at-9 berth, pushing the procedural to Wednesdays at 10/9c. Preceding Person of Interest at 8:30/7:30c is ...