How do you make a tough-guy secret agent even cooler? In “Intelligence,” CBS did it by sticking a special computer chip in Josh Holloway‘s (“Lost”) head and turning him loose on the world.

For those viewers out there who think this is another version of “Chuck” or even “Jake 2.0,” that’s not exactly the case. “Intelligence” tells the story of the guy who was supposed to get the human-enhancing technology in the government programs underlying those shows. Holloway’s character, Gabriel, isn’t a geek or a computer nerd — he’s a special forces-trained, heroic type who just has a little extra edge now.

His edge looks pretty cool too. The chip in the character’s brain allows access to pretty much everything on the Internet or computers. And that’s essentially everything these days. Using that information — and sometimes even controlling it — Holloway and his Clockwork team thwart a whole bunch of bad guys.

Of course, no super spy can got it all alone. Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”) co-stars as Gabriel’s handler, a tough Secret Service agent. Back at the home office, the team is lead by Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger, “CSI”) and Dr. Cassidy (John Billingsley).

“Intelligence” will air at midseason on CBS.

Posted by:Laurel Brown