"Michael Emerson set for new J.J. Abrams pilotLost star Michael Emerson has been cast in the CBS pilot Person of Interest which J.J. Abrams is executive producing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS gave the greenlight to Person of Interest last week.

The one-hour crime drama was created by J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Jonathan Nolan. Michael Emerson will play a billionaire who works to stop violent crime along with an ex-CIA agent.