Nellie Andreeva

Finch and Reese are about to meet their match. In-demand Fairly Legal star Sarah Shahi has been tapped for a recurring role on the sophomore CBS drama Person Of Interest. She will play Shaw, a fearless, sexy and witty operative in a secret paramilitary organization that tracks and eliminates terrorists before they can act. As POI creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan put it, “if James Bond and Sarah Connor had a kid, Shaw would kick its ass.” Shahi will first appear in the February 21 episode titled Relevance, which will be directed Nolan. For now, Shahi has been booked for an arc this season, but I hear she may continue in Season 3 of the drama that has been growing in the ratings, boosted by a Two And A Half Men lead-in.

This is the second high-profile arc for Shahi since the recent cancellation of her USA series Fairly Legal. The actress, who has already been approached for several pilots, also recurs on freshman NBC drama Chicago Fire. She is with CAA, McKeon-Myones and Neil Meyer.

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