'Person of Interest' (CBS)

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00001003" title="Person of Interest (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/person-of-interest-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00001003.topic">"Person of Interest"</a> reunites <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000027" title="Lost (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/lost-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000027.topic">"Lost"</a> creator <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005325" title="J.J. Abrams" href="/topic/entertainment/j.j.-abrams-PECLB005325.topic">J.J. Abrams</a> with one of the mysterious-island show's stars, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764379" title="Michael Emerson" href="/topic/entertainment/television/michael-emerson-PECLB0017764379.topic">Michael Emerson</a>. The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="GENRE000077" title="Crime (genre)" href="/topic/arts-culture/genres/crime-%28genre%29-GENRE000077.topic">crime thriller</a>, also starring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000914" title="James Caviezel" href="/topic/entertainment/james-caviezel-PECLB000914.topic">Jim Caviezel</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004502" title="Taraji P. Henson" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/taraji-p.-henson-PECLB004502.topic">Taraji P. Henson,</a> centers on an elite former <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000009" title="Central Intelligence Agency" href="/topic/politics/espionage-intelligence/central-intelligence-agency-ORGOV000009.topic">CIA</a> agent who teams with a shadowy billionaire to prevent violent crime before it happens. The well-capitalized vigilantes work outside the criminal-justice system but forge an advantageous link to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000107" title="New York City Police Department" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/law-enforcement/new-york-city-police-department-ORGOV0000107.topic">NYPD</a>. Among the creative executives on the show with Abrams: "Lost" alum Bryan Burk and Oscar nominee Jonathan Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight").<br>
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-- T.L. Stanley<br>
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<i>Photo: James Caviezel, left, and Michael Emerson in "Person of Interest"</i>

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"Person of Interest" reunites "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams with one of the mysterious-island show's stars, Michael Emerson. The crime thriller, also starring Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson, centers on an elite former CIA agent who teams with a shadowy billionaire to prevent violent crime before it happens. The well-capitalized vigilantes work outside the criminal-justice system but forge an advantageous link to the NYPD. Among the creative executives on the show with Abrams: "Lost" alum Bryan Burk and Oscar nominee Jonathan Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight").

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Video: Watch a sneak preview of 'Person of Interest'
Michael Emerson still a bit 'Lost' on 'Person of Interest'

-- T.L. Stanley

Photo: James Caviezel, left, and Michael Emerson in "Person of Interest"

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