Quoted from Michael Emerson on Comic News Insider March 2, 2011.
“‘Odd Jobs’ got more than pushed, it kinda got pushed out or shelved…I don’t really know what’s gonna become of it. But in the interim, Bad Robot has another interesting property called ‘Person of Interest.’ It’s kind of a noir, crime solving thing, or crime prevention thing set in New York City. It’s being done by Jonah Nolan, brother to Christopher Nolan. Because it’s shot in New York City, I thought ‘oh, wouldn’t it be nice to work and live in the same town?’ … I read a really nice pilot script that Adam [Horowitz] and Eddy [Kitsis] from ‘LOST’ had written once upon a time. It’s super cool, but there wasn’t really a part for me in it.”