May 11, 2015
Person of Interest has been renewed for a fifth and very well possible, final season! Ratings eroded of the last few seasons, the final episode of season 4 had the worst numbers in POI history. Still CBS granted Person of Interest a fifth season. Also predicted this in my blog a few months back. See full post below on Deadline:
CBS just made its final renewals for next season, picking up 10 scripted series; reality staples Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss; and newsmagazine stalwarts 60 Minutes and 48
Hours. No major surprises (and bloodletting) on the list of renewed scripted series, with all shows coming back except for bubble series Stalker and The McCarthys, which were canceled today, and
Battle Creek, which already had been unofficially canceled. The renewed scripted series are CSI: Cyber, The Odd Couple, Person Of Interest, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds,
Elementary, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods. That is besides the mothership CSI series, which has not been picked up for a 16th season but has not been cancelled either. I hear the network
continues to work on a finale plan for next season, probably a movie.
But the CSI brand will live on even beyond that, with the latest offshoot, CSI: Cyber starring Patricia Arquette, clinching a renewal. I hear the midseason series, which has done so-so in the ratings, might undergo some retooling. Another midseason CBS series that has landed a second-season pickup after an OK not great freshman turn is comedy The Odd Couple. Both are owned by CBS, as are all but one of the 10 renewed series including one co-production. For the sole non-CBS-produced returning show, POI, I hear this might be the final season.
The three cancelled series all are from outside studios; one, The McCarthy, is a co-production with CBS. The 10 newly renewed scripted series join previously picked-up freshmen Scorpion, Madam Secretary and NCIS: New Orleans and comedies The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom and 2 Broke Girls.
For Criminal Minds, the renewal again comes before the cast has closed deals for next season, a position CBS and the show have been in before. I hear talks with actors continue as the show has been asked to trim the budget. The veteran will be joined by newly picked-up spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Update May 12, 2015
As I already predicted in post above (first part and title), this is going to be a shortened season of 13 episodes (like CBS did with the Mentalist) and will probably mean season five will be it's last. It's a good way, in my opinion, to wrap up the series in a decent way.
June 14, 2014
Release date [North America] September 2, 2014
The Person of Interest team suffers a devastating loss and confronts staggering challenges in the hit series’ most explosive season yet.
Adapting to the evolution of The Machine, now completely self-governed and hidden from all, technical wizard Finch (Michael Emerson) and ex-CIA operative Reese (Jim Caviezel) team with rogue agent Samantha Shaw (Sarah Shahi) to save lives and seek justice, but their missions now threaten to tear them apart.
NYPD Detectives Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) finally unravel the criminal police conspiracy “HR” – but at a tragic cost. And former enemy – and now highly-tuned confederate of The Machine – Root (Amy Acker) becomes an uneasy ally when the team learns a second surveillance apparatus to rival The Machine is on the verge of activation. The electrifying, 23-Episode Season Three is a must watch!
First time Person of Interest drops by on this (blu-ray) webpage and you can agree or not but especially last season and in season two I believe also, POI has been flirting with sci-fi elements. This season is arguably the best yet, two recurring characters added to the main cast and one very big loss during the third season. Third season is only announced at this point in Nort America, in 3 months time, it's a region free release, it has loads of subtitles (English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish) so if you can't wait, you can indulge yourself. One drawback this release has, like the first two seasons, you not only get 4 Blu-Ray discs, but you also get 6 DVD's which I feel is useless. I'd rather have a 4-disc Blu-ray set, which probably will be released few months after that like they did with season two.