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Exclusive: Fringe's Observer Eyes CBS' Person

J.J. Abrams is temporarily dispatching Fringe‘s ubiquitous Observer to his new drama Person of Interest.

Michael Cerveris has signed on to guest star in an October episode of the CBS procedural, which stars Lost‘s Michael Emerson as a mysterious billionaire who teams up with a presumed dead ex-CIA agent (James Caviezel) to prevent violent crimes.

Cerveris will play Jarek Koska, a highly organized and educated new breed of gang leader. Koska is an innovator, an entrepreneur — imagine Steve Jobs running MS-13. But for all that ruthless intelligence, he’s not above solving problems with brutal force.

P.O.I. premieres Sept. 22 at 9/8c.