Greg Berlanti's "Eli Stone" Premieres January 31, After "LOST"; George Michael Guest Stars
Greg Berlanti's ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dirty Sexy Money") new ABC drama "Eli Stone" premieres in 15 days, on Thursday, January 31 at 10/9c, after the 4th season premiere of "LOST." Pop legend George Michael guest stars performing his 1987 chart-topper "Faith." Check out the stills, spoilers and video clips from the new series.
Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) is an ambitious San Francisco lawyer who represents the richest corporations working for a firm where "screwing over the little guy" is common practice.
After experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, including a crooning vision of George Michael, Eli turns to his neurologist brother, Nathan only to be told there's nothing wrong with him. The visions however persist.
Dr. Chen, a Chinese acupuncturist who specializes in holistic medicine, helps him recall important memories from his past. Eli's visions continue to intensify and begin to affect his practice, his relationships and how he's perceived by others.
But it's not until Eli puts his own life in peril that Nathan recognizes similar episodes their father shared and reconsiders his brother's case. Upon another review of the symptoms and an MRI, he discovers Eli is suffering from an inoperable brain aneurysm that's causing his illusions.
Eli struggles to cope with his diagnosis and looks to Dr. Chen for help. Dr. Chen suggests there could be a divine answer for why he's having delusions of grandeur - Eli may be a prophet.
While Eli is skeptical, his visions have helped him recall what his father once impressed upon him -- "You're meant to do great things and speak inspired words... you're going to help people."
Victor Garber ("Alias"), Natasha Henstridge ("Commander in Chief") and Loretta Devine ("Waiting to Exhale," "Grey's Anatomy") also star. Tom Cavanaugh guest stars in the pilot as Mr. Stone.
The drama will air on Thursday nights on ABC after "LOST" beginning January 31. ABC has had a lot of trouble programming shows leading out of "LOST," most were deemed too heavy to follow after such an exhausting series. Will Berlanti's light drama "Eli Stone" finally break the post-LOST curse?
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