Despite the schedule change from Thursday to Tuesday nights, this third-year drama has retained its Top-10 status and is regularly drawing well over 10 million live viewers per week.
Inspired casting has surrounded Caviezel from the jump, which has enabled this rightly-popular program to rank among the more compelling television feeds. Michael Emerson 'Harold Finch', Taraji Henderson 'Detective Joss Carter' and Kevin Chapman 'Detective Lionel Fusco' forged quite the foursome during the first two seasons. However, adding Sarah Shahi 'Samantha Shaw' to the starting lineup this season created the quintessential quintet.
As for this group's unlikely ally, Enrico Colantoni could have easily fit his chameleon character 'Carl Elias' somewhere between 'Goodfellas' and 'The Godfather'. Consider the range of an actor who makes no one see 'Eliot DiMauro', who Colantoni played on the likeable 'Just Shoot Me' more than 10 years ago, whenever 'Elias' appears on today's small screen.
Amy Acker 'Root' and Paige Turco 'Zoe Morgan' are just two of the other side characters who have added memorable zest to their scenes, despite only appearing in a handful of episodes during this show's still-early run.
Creator Jonathan Nolan has penned a majority of his series' scripts, clearly raising this numbers game with strong stand-alone shows and interwoven story arcs that seem primed to play out through this decade.