Aired: 2014 (1 Season Totaling 13 Episodes)
Starring: Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, John Billingsley, P. J. Byrne
Series Website: www.cbs.com/shows/intelligence
Description: INTELLIGENCE is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the global information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand, a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal, a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. Also on the team is Chris Jameson, a resourceful federal investigator. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy, whose son, Nelson, is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. CBS.com
Why Was It Cancelled? This series debuted to good ratings when it premiered on Tuesday with NCIS as its lead-in. But when it moved to its regular Monday 10 PM EST timeslot, its numbers dropped far. It ended the season as one of CBS’ lowest rated shows and the sci fi-averse network was quick to cancel it. Unfortunately, the show never seemed to develop much of a fanbase, and there was little attempt made to save it after the cancellation.