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return 0 Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission..exe Finch infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission. The Briefcase The Briefcase is a custom made case which is used to transport the core of the Machine. The Subway A new base of operations for Finch, Reese, and Shaw.
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5 reasons why 'Westworld' creator Jonathan Nolan and 'Interstellar' director Christopher Nolan are the best minds in Hollywood
Culture Shot The Coen brothers are legendary directors, sure. The Wachowski sisters are visual geniuses, yes. The Russo brothers are the new hotshots of comic book movies, certainly. But the siblings that most people overlook, and the siblings who are the best creators in Hollywood today in my opinion, are the Nolan brothers.
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It is currently the world's fourth largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, and Time Warner. The company began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006. Until then, the corporation was known as Viacom, and is the legal successor to said company.
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J.J. Abrams...executive producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Bryan Burk...executive producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Kathy Lingg...co-executive producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Jonathan Nolan...executive producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Greg Plageman...executive producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Athena Wickham...producer (103 episodes, 2011-2016)
Joshua Levey...co-producer / associate producer / producer / supervising producer (102 episodes, 2011-2016)
Denise Thé...supervising producer / co-executive producer / co-producer / producer / executive producer (102 episodes, 2011-2016)
Noreen O'Toole...co-producer / associate producer (100 episodes, 2011-2016)
Stephen Semel...co-producer / producer / supervising producer (90 episodes, 2011-2015)
Amanda Segel...co-executive producer / supervising producer (89 episodes, 2011-2015)
David Slack...co-executive producer (89 episodes, 2011-2015)
Melissa Scrivner-Love...producer / co-producer / supervising producer / co-executive producer (73 episodes, 2012-2016)
Chris Fisher...co-executive producer / executive producer (58 episodes, 2013-2016)
Erik Mountain...co-producer / producer / supervising producer (58 episodes, 2013-2016)
Chris Risner...associate producer (58 episodes, 2013-2016)
Margot Lulick...producer (56 episodes, 2011-2016)
Gail Barringer...producer (47 episodes, 2013-2015)
Patrick Harbinson...co-executive producer (44 episodes, 2011-2013)
Richard J. Lewis...co-executive producer (44 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ashley Gable...co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Amanda Lencioni Barnett...associate producer (13 episodes, 2016)
Zak Schwartz...producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Amy Berg...supervising producer (7 episodes, 2012)
Ben Brafman...associate producer (1 episode, 2011)
David Semel...executive producer (1 episode, 2011)

Delia Pitts · 
This is an interesting, if one-sided account. But why is there no mention of the departure of Taraji P. Henson in mid-season three? That show runner-induced move was a huge blunder, disrupting audience engagement with the show, driving down ratings, depriving Jim Caviezel of a sensitive acting partner, and overthrowing the core premise of the show. The show runners doomed their project when the ceased delivering what fans -- and CBS -- wanted.
Like · Reply · 36 · May 27, 2016 6:23am
Bene Graffiti
Taraji P Henson said that she knew when she signed it was for 3 seasons, which is why she signed on. Wanted to be able to do other things. They accomdated her. Not streaming this show was its biggest issue.
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Tamara Martin McMahon · 
It was a blow when Carter left; but she wanted it that way. She was already negotiating for Empire.
Like · Reply · 6 · May 28, 2016 12:26pm
Linda Sabine Oleksa
Tamara Martin McMahon This is completely untrue and easily disproven.
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Linda Rehberg · 
At last....some clarification about the games CBS was playing about cancelling Person of Interest....THE BEST SHOW ON TV! What a mess this industry is if they don't even have the decency to let the showrunners know their show has been officially cancelled! They just left cast, crew, and writers all hanging in limbo for a year! I am so disgusted with CBS after this whole fiasco. Their motto "CBS Cares" is a joke!!!
Like · Reply · 24 · May 27, 2016 1:07am
Linda Sabine Oleksa
Do you know how they treated Taraji when they wrote her off? Nolan told her in February that her character was being killed off (no, she didn't ask to be written off; he decided) -- but she couldn't tell anyone, including her castmates, until the episode filmed 9 months later. And she couldn't look for other work in that time. This is Karma in its purest form.
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Linda Rehberg · 
I totally disagree with you. Taraji said she only signed on for 3 years because at that time she knew she did not want to commit to TV for any longer than that. Just think about it for a minute….if she was mistreated and felt angry or resentful, she NEVER would have returned in Terra Incognita to work with Jonah and Greg and her old cast and crew again. She's a ballsy lady and she would have let everyone know she was pissed or hurt. No, she left saying she loved this team and I believe her. (And just so you know, I am not a hater. I’m a big fan of Taraji’s and LOVED her as Det. Carter. I was very, very sad she didn’t commit for a longer run.) So this was not karma….this article was all about the SOP (standard operating procedure) of network executives and it’s disgusting.
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Louella Burchat · 
Linda Rehberg I've seen some interesting spins on the facts of what happened,,it's amusing to me to see the spin still happening,,I agree Linda,,I believe what Taraji said time and time again in interview after interview, and she came back,,and did a spectacular episode and re-united with Cast and crew,,So, what more can be said after that,,
Like · Reply · 7 · May 27, 2016 9:28am
Michaelle Maag · 
Cancelling POI is a huge mistake. Before the whole Samaritan thing, it was the best show on TV. But the Samaritan thing has gone on for far too long, and people started loosing interest. If they'd have just wrapped it up and gone back to the original premise the show might have survived. I wish some other network would pick it up. Unforgettable got saved twice and wasn't near as good as POI.
Like · Reply · 17 · May 26, 2016 11:47pm
Linda Sabine Oleksa
But Nolan's made it very clear that the Samaritan story was the one he wantd to tell all along. He had no real interest in the Numbers except to get his pilot sold.
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Janet Studtmann · 
Person of Interest has always had the POI rescue of the week--there have always been Numbers that needed saving. The premise of the show has always been about mankind and an A.I. Afterall that's how they got "The Numbers". It's always been an evolving story. If CBS was as smart as they think they are they might have looked into what this show was really about and not label it as another procedural. Nolan presented this show from the Pilot as a look at how A.I. and humans interact. Apparently no one at CBS looks beyond their nose except for this--- $$$$$$$$.
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Gary Smith · 
Janet Studtmann that may be how Nolan sold it to the fans ,
But that is not he way that CBS marketed it especially for the first two seasons
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Hallie Prime · 
I think CBS just couldn't handle the fact that the show's creators snuck an epic sci-fi show wrapped up like it was a procedural. Once they realized what Person of Interest really was, they panicked as if it was on fire and threw it away.
Like · Reply · 88 · May 26, 2016 6:31pm
Linda Sabine Oleksa
And so did an awful lot of fans.
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Louella Burchat · 
And an awful lot of fans hung around for almost a year of waiting through all this Network cowardice to support the show in it's epic final season,,The Premiere episode garnered over 10 millions viewers in Live+7's, It's still great entertainment
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David Cootpessa · 
Linda Sabine Oleksa Sorry but anyone who didnt focus on the serialized backbone of the show, was just not paying attention to begin with.
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Kyra Miller · 
This was fun.

Awww Nolan and Plageman. I don't feel sorry for you guys at all. You guys deserve everything. Yay for CBS for making them look like the idiots that they are. 

Their precious S5 tanked bigtime. Lots of fans are already disappointed. The first 8 episodes full of mediocre writing (if i can believe what people are telling me, since i refuse to watch it). I don't think this is going to change in the last 5 episodes. I already believe the final episode of this once so great show is going to suck bigtime. Nolan & Plageman just can't write good finals.

P.S: Why is there no word of TPH in this article? The loss of her character is one of the major keys to the downfall of this show!!!!
Like · Reply · 8 · May 27, 2016 6:08am
Cassandra Jane · 
You haven't been watching it, therefore your opinion is null and void.
Like · Reply · 19 · May 27, 2016 7:46am
Linda Sabine Oleksa
Cassandra Acker How do you get to decide this? The viewer numbers support her statement.
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Janet Studtmann · 
Linda Sabine Oleksa --it wasn't the numbers--CBS even admitted it was the money--they were only breaking even so they dumped it. Right from the horse's mouth--Les Moonves.
Like · Reply · May 27, 2016 8:49pm
Rose Foster
It's a true shame the way this show was handled. One of the few left worth watching on network TV. When they changed the time slot it was almost like the network set it up to fail. And now burning through 3 shows a week to get through the end as quickly as possible? Talk about a kick in the teeth.This show, the writers, directors, producers & actors deserved much better than all this. Too bad it wasn't picked up by Netflix or similar. This show was too good for network TV.
Like · Reply · 71 · May 26, 2016 6:49pm
Alicia Gray · 
It GUTS me how this show has been treated. Never have I been so invested in a program since the era of LOST and 24. I thank the creators, the writers, the actors, and the crew for giving me something to care about again on TV for 5 years!! It was be sorely missed and forever remembered.
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Scott Baxter · 
LOST is my favorite series ever, a distinction I do not not bestow lightly. It engaged my mind, week after week, in a way no show other than Twin Peaks had ever even approached. After LOST ended, it was Fringe that filled the gap -- not qute to the same level, but it was satisfying (and it got a finale season much like what POI is getting). And after Fringe, it was Person of Interest, which has engaged my mind in a different way but to a similar degree to LOST. 

I wish we had at least gotten a full season order to play out the end of the show. Sveral episodes this season have featured characters and plot points which seemed to me to be highly-compressed versions of what we could have seen. Still, I do grudgingly understand that networks exist to make money and most scripted dramas don't make much (if any) profit during first-run. The money comes from syndication, disc sales and paid downloads, and CBS wasn't going to get any of that. And I AM grateful the show is back on and getting a chance to wrap up. Some shows I've enjoyed or even loved (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Almost Human, and Firefly, for example), did not get that, and I'd certainly rather have this. 

PS: Isn't it funny how it doesn't look right to write "Lost" when referring to the TV series? It always has to be "LOST" in all-caps.
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Emily Blaise Ferguson · 
Person of Interest is easily one of the best shows on television, and i'll never be able to accept the fact that it's basically been cancelled with only half the number of episodes to finish telling the story. The POI writers have been so great, especially with characters like Root and Shaw and their relationship so far, so i'm glad that the characters will at least be treated with dignity by the writers.
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Kinga Kozioł · 
I'm so mad. Person of Interest reminds me of Fringe in a way - procedural at first, when it became serialized sci-fi and better than ever, it started to lose audience and got a reduced 5th season that was also the final one. I love both of these shows with all my heart and I think they're both underrated. But I still feel FOX was more respectful towards Fringe - what CBS did is just wrong. I will never forgive them for mistreating of such an amazing show.
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Alejandra Hernández
I HATE how CBS has handled this. I get it, it was a business decision, but the way the show has been treated is abysmal. Everyone involved in "Person of Interest" deserved a lot better. This show is truly one of the most underrated network shows in my opinion. CBS was never worthy of such an intelligent series.
I'm not going to lie, I saw the cancellation coming. The clues were all there; the reduced order, the show missing from the fall AND spring schedule, execs keeping hush about the show's fate, and what hit the nail in the coffin for me, Sarah Shahi going on another pilot. But it still hu...See More
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Derek Overman
CBS could have taken a small hit financially for this show to remain on the air. It is their only real critical darling, with Good Wife. Nothing on the network gets praised critically like POI does. It's a thinking persons action sci fi, where most people watching CBS need things spoon fed to them(and not because their audience is old and likely already getting spoon fed at the nursing home).
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Dina Bas · 
Shame on you CBS. You are one shit network and never deserved such an awesome show. Loved Nolans final statement though: “But one man’s burnoff is another man’s binge!” :D :D
Tammy Lowe
If their numbers were still good after season 3 ask yourself what changed...what determined all of a sudden that this show had to get off the air asap? Root and Shaw that's what. It doesn't even matter anymore if a show is getting good viewership numbers, all that matters is having as least diversified cast as possible.
Jo Silvio Gelder · 
I start to think "what's wrong with me watching shows that are always cancelled"? No..it's not me it's the idiots that take off great shows with millions devoted to it every week.
Like · Reply · 8 · May 27, 2016 9:21am
Eric Christensen · 
The main problem with today's TV is the ratings could start very strong, and slip 3 spots...the sponsors get scared. 
"Vegas" was another niche show that was doing pretty well, but screwing around with scheduling (especially since it was done so during the NCAA tourney in March). Why is it smaller networks--CW and WB--can have shows lasting 5+ seasons and be the Belle of the Ball but the larger networks draw in the same numbers and are in trouble? 
In today's highly segmented entertainment options, we are NEVER going to get 1983 M*A*S*H or last year's Super Bowl numbers for any show. Let's all be happy with a solid rating of 9 or 10 and enjoy the stories please.
Like · Reply · 4 · May 27, 2016 6:00pm
Leanne Costello
I'm totally gutted this show has been cancelled. Here in the UK we've just finished season 4 and it was shown 2 episodes a time originally on a Wednesday at 10, then it got moved to Monday and 11pm, and then after midnight. It just got buried. And I don't understand why. It's a truly unique and fantastic show. I originally only checked it out due to Michael Emerson being a lead, as I'm a big Lost fan. But I am absolutely hooked on it. The acting, the writing and the storylines have all been beyond perfect. Why do some shows like Bones, which let's be honest is 90% filler, get to go on for over 11 seasons now, while ones are unique and gripping every single episode get canned? It makes no sense.
Like · Reply · 3 · May 29, 2016 9:57am
Kevin Garren
That's way too much to read, it may have been said in the article but apparently CBS cancelled it because it was produced by WB so WB got all the money from the show and CBS lost so much from it.
Like · Reply · 3 · May 27, 2016 3:52pm
Cassandra Jane · 
So sad to see it go. This has been an excellent season so far and I wish everybody involved the very best for their future projects.
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Robert Alan Black · 
I enjoyed the first couple seasons but then found it became stuck and far too negative and I lost my interest in it.

Sorry if it was mistreated by CBS which I understand has happened across the history of commercial tv and possibly cable networks as well.
Like · Reply · 2 · May 31, 2016 6:03am
Craig Mac
I got into Person of Interest thanks to reruns on TV. One channel (and I forget which one) was doing a POI marathon weekend a few months back. I found the show fascinating and bought the first four seasons on DVD. Very sad to learn that the show's fifth (abbrieviated) season would be its last. Here's hoping we get a great ending (story wise) to such a fantastic show. It has been very well written with amazing actors. A shame it didn't get a bigger audience.
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Deanna Robertson
I'm dismayed that an article that chronicles, among other things, the show's strong beginning fails to mention Taraji P. Henson or the character of Carter. Henson was a huge draw then.
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Bryan Deatherage · 
i just want to know if any other network or netflix has expressed interest in picking up this great show but no one is talking i would love to see it return someday please let your fans know if you have given up on us we have not given up on you the last shows in season 5 could have been a simulation and we could have all our carecters back that have not moved on to other things please let your fans know you still have a huge fan base its not to much to tell us whats going on
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Cindy Santos Ramayo · 
This last season is so brilliant, I can't think of a better F*** You to CBS than the marvelous writing, acting and directing.

What a treasure this show is. Go with a bang! You deserve it.
Like · Reply · 1 · May 27, 2016 3:28pm
Alan Ford · 
How cbs gets rid of one of it best shows ever is just mind boggling. This was a well written show with a cast that every actor messed well with each other. Yet cbs continues to shoot itself in the foot. as they did with ncis by firing cote de pablo and then letting weatherly go. and adding really weak actor valderrama(no chemistry). OR how cbs has screwed with cast of criminal minds over and over now with the fireing of gibson and the aweful actors they replaced them with they have destroyed the show. Then you have aweful shows that should have been cancelled their first season like BULL, Macgyver, scorpion. pure genius, two broke girls and kevin can wait. I'm sure they will screw with one of their best remaining shows Blue Bloods. The only three shows i watch on cbs is Blue Bloods, Survivor and big bang. the writing and acting on ncis and criminal minds has sent me to nbc where I find SVU has strong writing and acting/
Robert Redway
“But one man’s burnoff is another man’s binge!”

Could be worse. It could simply be cut. Not only is it a priority on my DVR, I tend to watch the episodes the next day or same day. Even knowing it's the final season.

Thank you for the ride
Saundra Robinson · 
Sorry to see POI end. Especially this way. Admit that I was getting tired of the Samaritan story line but understand if one person could create a machine for good someone else could create one for evil. But still.....
James W. Cope · 
Yeah, they got away from the original story line of protecting ordinary people then it turned to more of a sci-fi computer trying to destroy another computer type story. Love the actors, all of them. Reese, Finche, Carter and Shaw. I would like to see another show like this one. Another good one that was interupted far too soon, was a show that NBC or CBS had on and they shut it off mid season and the only way to see the full first season and the ending, is to watch it online. Show was called "Kidnapped."
Neenah C. Jernigan
Just goes to show why CBS are idiots...one of the best shows ever created and CBS just left us hanging...shame on you, CBS, you used to be one of my favorite networks, guess I'll have to change that now! Love you all on Person of Interest...you will be missed!!
Sue Townsend
re-posting this from the closed group...

Never seen a group of people care enough about the fans to keep us informed this way. Great articles as well as comments from actors were appreciated during the run of the show, but they filmed the end of S5 months ago. None of them are required to keep in touch with us now. If you ask me, these folks are some kinda everyday heroes. I would love to see this group continue.
Rich Fahrne · 
I'm so disgusted with cbs. They're going to cancel a fantastic show in lieu of reality shows and ncis spin offs. Feel bad for everyone getting the axe here, the actors and writers did a superb job. Up yours cbs.
Derek Overman
I think the big lesson that a lot of these big networks can take from CBS' piss poor treatment is that maybe taking a hit financially to earn viewer trust is a risk worth taking. A lot of times these big network exec see only $$ signs, but miss the big picture. I know for a fact that I will never waste time with another CBS show. Until POI, I never cared for any of their programs, but with Emerson and Nolan and Cavezeil in the fold, I knew I had to check it out. With a year off and virtually no promotion, I think that the show is doing very well, and am excited for the next months of episodes. At the end of the day though, CBS really treated the whole POI family like shit, and for that, I am done with the network for shows. I'll still watch their sports coverage, but am done with them otherwise.
Christina Williams · 
Here a Idea If the networks don't want them, we the FANS do so put them online maybe it can pick up where the network ends. That way it will fit more around the fans busy lifes and you never know with FANS be able to enjoy it when ever their busy life slows down the rating might go even higher - just saying seeing I coudn't catch it on t.v. due to working nights.
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Jimmy Tidwell
CBS is pretty ruthless with their cancellations, especially when they don't own, or at least partially own, the show. Series that get decent ratings get cancelled because they don't own the show, Moonves is very upfront about that. While the other networks aren't quite as ruthless, they still play the same game.
Louella Burchat · 
It's nice to get a good dose of the truth, very beneficial for closure,,I've seen both sides of the camera for this show. I've traveled to New York with a great group of POI friends to see the magic happen with the filming on the streets and then the wonderful experience of seeing all the good stuff later on my TV screen. The Cast, Production and the crew are some of the hardest working people I've ever met. I am a grateful fan for the Prime Entertainment that I have experienced with this show, as I am sorry to see an end in sight, it does make me happy to read that Jonah and Greg were thinking about the loyal fans in seeing the writing on the wall and bringing the story to a close in what I truly believe, as they have said, will be in a very satisfying way,,and for that I am grateful as well.
Milord Cutter · 
Both <i>Person of Interest</i> and its now canceled replacement, <i>Limitless,</i> were weekly watchers for me. Clever, interesting and investible I will miss them both, but I am glad they were both given the chance to end the stories they were telling.
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Shawn Ticehurst · 
Shattered at this shows cancellation. Its the one show since Cold Case that i really enjoyed each week. CBS You have broken this Aussies heart. I hope that some other network picks it up
Like · Reply · 1 · May 28, 2016 4:12pm
Clark Ditter · 
Works at Self-Employed
I live in Australia and have enjoyed the show very much. In Australia season 4 was shown late and somewhat irregularly. The only way to watch it regularly and in sequence was by ordering and watching th dvd.

I could have watched a couple more full seasons of the show, but it sounds as though CBS in the USA didn't own the show in the same way as they do many others, and therefore didn't get a piece of all the revenue sources.

Wouldn't mind a "Person of Interest" movie, made as a whole, complete movie (not made as a long "episode"), but with the same characters & actors, and which takes the story a little further.
Chris Leonardi · 
One simple problme with the article. Total viewers doesn't and never has mattered for broadcast (aside from sounding nice in a press releas). Advertisers pay for ad time based on the 18-49 rating, as such, that's all the networks care about, and POI's 18-49 was basically in the toilet by the end of last season.
Rod Schultz · 
I will miss POI very much, what a great show, original story line, and great actors.. Maybe it will be picked up by another studio. You can always undo a finale.
Craig Walton
We all know they are being cancelled because they are to close to the truth for the CBS fantasy executives and their agenda.
Bill Poteat · 
Works at Happily Retired
CBS is consumed with comedy and "Reality" programs ans they canned a great seralized show. Another reason to watch Netflix. Their CBS"News" sux also
Kim Paluch Moore
One of the best shows on TV & POI gets cancelled. This was a great show! I am going to miss watching an exciting show.
Like · Reply · 3 · May 27, 2016 7:00am
Jeremy Bell · 
Damn you CBS. Netflix, buy the rights and hire the same crew and bring this show back to life. You did it for The Mindy Project. Why can’t you do it for this show??????
Mackenzie Miller
I genuinely can't figure out how POI was cancelled. It has a dedicated, large fanbase, it's successful, it's well-rated...yet it's always been treated like shit by CBS even though it's one of the most well-written, interesting, well-acted shows on television today. Frankly, at this point I'm just pissed at CBS. Oh, and one thing you forgot to mention: the fans have long been campaigning for the show to be picked up by Netflix, to no avail, even when positive statements were made by Netflix.
Like · Reply · 1 · May 28, 2016 6:44am
Anthony Mastantuoni · 
CBS doesn't own the show and won't share in its post-CBS run. As a result, they dump it despite being a Top 25 show last season.
Like · Reply · Jun 2, 2016 7:17am
Tiffany Marie · 
This show is awesome! Maybe Netflix can pick it up??
Like · Reply · 9 · May 26, 2016 8:11pm
Gary de Luca · 
I really enjoyed this show and hope they bring it back
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Frank Daniel Shaniuk · 
Samaritan was the demise of a Person of Interest
David Christian · 
It is all political. The premise pits "Big Government" against indivual rights. Meaphorically, the "machine" and A.I. represents cold methodical abilities that outstrip humanity. Combine "TECH", "COLLETIVE RATIONALIZATION" and the antagonist as"INDIVUAL ETHICS" and "MORAL VALUES. The premise "Story" will not be tolerated by liberal ideologs. I believe the "Story" rewritten as a sci fi futuristic alternative universe would work. The truth is the "story" has too many real life parallels to the world we live in today.
Janelle Coulton · 
Works at Self-Employed
David, there are plenty of other shows on TV that infer the same things. Why aren't they getting cancelled or treated like shit.
Like · Reply · 1 · May 31, 2016 5:47am
David Christian · 
Janelle Coulton Your right, The uniqueness of "person of intrest" A.I. is currently making great strides in law inforcement, but it is also a very novel way of hackers to exploit that information. This show does hightlight the diferences in poitical agendas. Security= Liberal & personal rights= conservative.These are just some thoughts, but I tend to find my rationality for a popular series being axed as needing a logical justification.
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Janelle Coulton · 
Works at Self-Employed
David Christian I really feel that the main reason CBS did away with it was for money. It's always about the $$$. Not Art. Warner Bros did not do much to try and save it either, I never heard anything regarding it being shopped to other networks. Maybe it was, I don't know. I really hope Netflix pick it up. It probably should have been on a cable or streaming network to begin with. Network TV simply is not what is used to be, it is slowly dying and the quality of shows get worse and worse. I don't watch anything live anymore.
Like · Reply · Jun 1, 2016 1:45pm
Stacey Feher · 
The show was canceled because it was too close to the truth. Government wants to pretend we are stupid
Ronan Conlon · 
A great show, I am disappointed that it has ended. CBS has made a big mistake cancelling this show.
David Mesple · 
Timely and precient show. Completely engaging. Could have gone on for another FULL year.
Jim Breath · 
Works at Travel nursing
The most well-written show on TV!
Kentley Maurice · 
I will deeply miss this show, well i guess my new number will be designated survivor.
Craig Browning · 
I'd like Nolan to write an article with more on the story he'd like to have done. Fans would like to hear the story.
Albert Layva
Well, given all this, I will no longer watch anything from CBS! 
rOoTCBS
Rafid Mahbub · 
Person of Interest produced some the most innovative episodes over the course of its five years. Good luck finding another show like this.
Luke Crisalli · 
I love thid damn show....
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Mary Johnson
Is the fact that CBS new director a Gay man Married to A Gay Man versus Jim Caveziel a Devout Christian could that be the reason they cancelled person of interest
Kathleen Vaughn · 
CBS just flat out sabotaged POI.
Su Miller · 
Honestly, FUCK CBS. I really hope the show manages to get picked up as orignal content for Netflix, HULU or Amazon. I know that Mr. Emerson has stated that he's not sure that he wants to work as many hours (after Lost and POI I can't blame him) but being produced by a streaming model might allow them to do a 13 ep season with dignity and allow the actors to still persue other work on screens big and small.
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Yogi Bryan · 
There is no way I can express my sadness and disappointment that this show is being cancelled. It really comes down to the all mighty dollar, as is always the case...especially in entertainment. So, so sad. POI fans have hoped that NetFlix will pick up the rights to this wonderful show and allow it to continue for at least 1 or 2 more seasons, but my hope for that is waining. All I can do is enjoy the final chapter and re-watch all seasons over and over again. CBS can continue to air their mindless reality shows and rip off old shows and try to make them new again. Great creative minds there....as long as they bring home a fat paycheck......Thank you everyone involved in POI. You are ALL so incredibly awesome and talented!!
Like · Reply · 4 · May 27, 2016 9:13am
Janelle Coulton · 
Works at Self-Employed
Yogi, I totally agree, it is a crying shame!
Like · Reply · Jun 1, 2016 1:32pm
Nancy Hillyer · 
Watch this ever week with anticipation. It is so good, not h same old actresses with boobs, or cheesy men with no regular looks. Sorry only thing I don't like is the female "connection", we didn't need that. Who were they trying to appease there? Like the stories, they are different, please don't cancel or get rid of anyone else. Really miss the lady cop, she had added much to the show.
Tamara Martin McMahon · 
CBS...you really SUCK!
Hildegerd Haugen · 
The cancelation of PoI is a disgrace.
Connie San Antonio Domonkos
Can't understand what CBS is thinking cancelling a great show like POI. Cancelling great shows and replacing them with mediocre shows does not make sense at all.
Like · Reply · 1 · May 28, 2016 5:59am
Hime Saucy Austin
Netflix, please pick this up
Robert Chan · 
I have always believed that a TV series should have each episode with a free-standing storyline (rather than a serial format). In another words, should one missed a weekly episode, one should not be lost in the storyline if one picks up the TV show after a missed week. Once a viewer is lost in the coninuity of the storyline, you will finally lose the viewership. This what happened to me. I lost interest during Sea 4 after missing couple of episodes, but picked up the interest for Sea 5 again after hearing that there would be trully series ending episode just to see how the series would end.
Jared Tompson · 
I watched from the start loved the show, but after the first episode I know it could only run for between 4 and 6 season because of the story arch I saw. I can't wait to see how it ends. I hope that season 5 will be on Netflix soon after the final show Aires
Pa Tseng
VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH CBS.
Former CIA agent Reese (Jim Caviezel) -- now presumed dead -- and billionaire software genius Finch (Michael Emerson) join forces as a vigilante crime-fighting team. Using Finch's program, which employs pattern recognition to determine individuals who will soon be involved in violent crimes, they combine Reese's covert-operations training and Finch's money and cyberskills to stop crimes before they happen. Former Army Intelligence Support Activity operative Sameen Shaw joins the pair in their quest.
First episode dateSeptember 22, 2011
Final episode dateJune 21, 2016

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-the-TV-series-Person-of-Interest-being-cancelled-after-the-5th-season
Jonathan Nolan, who created it, and Greg Plageman
Storyline

A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret.

"Person Of Interest" And The Mysteries Of Cancellation
It's rare for a TV show to be canceled with grace. Some networks and cable channels are straightforward about the fact that television is a brutal marketplace, and of course most shows will not find enough of an audience to stay on the air; others won't confirm that a show that's yanked after five episodes is a goner.
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