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Person of Interest's Shaw definitely doesn't like being tied down.
On Tuesday's episode, which serves as both the midseason finale and the first in a three-part trilogy of episodes, Shaw (Sarah Shahi) isn't taking so well to having been tranquilized by Root (Amy Acker) in the previous episode. And she takes her anger out on Finch (Michael Emerson).
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"How could you let her do this to me, Finch?" Shaw asks in the exclusive sneak peek...
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- Adam Bryant
Tonight on Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9c), Shaw takes a particular interest in the Poi as she gets swept up in a heist that at the very least threatens to blow someone’s Samaritan-safe cover and for certain tees up an “immense” twist for the remainder of Season 4. Sarah Shahi shared with TVLine a preview of the Shaw-centric hour.
Tvline | Tell us about this week’s Poi and how Shaw gets involved with him.
Shaw joins a very suave team of international thieves, in order to keep tabs on our Poi (played by Adrian Bellani), but a very unexpected turn »
It seems as though Patrick Wilson is learning a lot about killing people lately. Katherine Heigl teaches him a thing or two about making a seductive con artist disappear in the trailer for Home Sweet Hell and now he’s busy Googling “getting away with murder” in the first trailer for Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife. The film is Scott Foley’s feature directorial debut and chronicles what happens when a group of friends decide they’ve had it with Ward’s (Donald Faison) wife. She isn’t a nice person, she’s selfish, she’s mean and a bad mom, too, so why not kill her? The film definitely doesn’t look like a masterpiece, but it stars Wilson, Faison, Foley, James Carpinello, Greg Grunberg and Amy Acker, and there’s just something fun about watching them try to get away with murder together. Hit the jump to »
- Perri Nemiroff
Exclusive: Patrick Wilson stars in the dark comedy that international rights holder Epic will introduce to Afm buyers this week.
Tribeca Films holds Us rights to Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife, which charts the misadventures of a group of friends who set out to rescue one of their own from a horrendous marriage.
“This movie is a passion project for everyone involved,” said Foley. “We are thrilled to partner with Epic Pictures Group for its release across the world, as we know they will put all their creativity and enthusiasm into the international marketing. The movie is a perverse look at marriage and friendship »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Despite starting out in an episodic manner, as Person of Interest progressed through its first three seasons, it began to delve deeper into the ramifications of its premise. The show explored both the effects of a team operating in the grey area, or completely outside of, the law in stopping criminals, as well as the consequences of the existence of an AI like The Machine, the latter of which culminated in a season three finale that saw our heroes scattered into the wind, on the run from a newly powerful Samaritan. With the season premiere firmly establishing the group’s new identities, the subsequent episodes of Season 4 have done a great job to date of exploring the effects of Samaritan’s rise, while revisiting the smaller scale stories of New York crime.
The emergence of the Brotherhood as a legitimate threat this season has been a great way »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Tonight on Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9), Finch asks the question many of us have wondered ever since Samaritan went online: How is Root able to flit around from persona to persona, while the rest of Team Machine is locked into one identity apiece?
In this above sneak peek, Root (played by Amy Acker) explains her “fluid” state as she sheds her Un translator’s red locks… and more… while Finch (Michael Emerson) does his best to avert his male gaze.
Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)
Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?
2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)
The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »
- Sharon Knolle
Last season, Person of Interest moved to Tuesday nights and lost Taraji P. Henson. The show also lost a lot in the ratings. Will the numbers continue to fall or will they rise with a new lead-in? Is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for a fifth season by CBS (because of syndication) or, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
On Person of Interest, a presumed dead former-cia agent (Jim Caviezel) and a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) work together to prevent violent crimes in New York City. The rest of the cast includes Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next »
Tonight on Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9c), Detective Lionel Fusco finds himself under the tutelage of the latest Poi, a professional “wingman” who has his work cut out for him (what with his client’s taste in sad ties and Florsheim shoes). The result is what Kevin Chapman hails as a lighter “departure” for the ever-evolving drama.
Here, Chapman — a onetime TVLine Performer of the Week — shares his thoughts on Fusco’s surprising partner in legit crimefighting, the new captain and what separates badass Root from badass Shaw.
How does one say “no” to The Machine? (Does one?)
Person of Interest‘s Harold Finch (played by Michael Emerson) is met with that quandary in this Tuesday’s episode (CBS, 10/9c), when Root (Amy Acker) pays a visit to the new “Batcave” (spartan as it is) to ask a favor on behalf of Her.
What exactly does The Machine need of her onetime master? Though Root is able to reveal very little in the above sneak peek, I can tease that it involves, among other things, »
CBS’ Stalker on Wednesday night found 9.1 million people following it, paired with a 2.0 demo rating (per finals) — the exact same numbers that CSI returned to a year ago in the time slot.
Versus CSI’s May finale, Stalker (which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B”) was down 10 percent in audience but up a tenth in the demo.
I hope you weren’t planning on sleeping well tonight, TVLine readers. After watching Stalker, I don’t see how you can.
The CBS procedural drama, which debuted Wednesday at 10/9c, was as paranoia-inducing as its title would suggest — but will you pursue the series in the weeks to come?
The drama focuses on the Lapd’s Threat Assessment Unit, led by Lieutenant Beth Davis (Nikita‘s Maggie Q). The unit handles all stalking cases that make waves in the city, and in this debut hour alone, the team has got its hands full.
Fortunately — or unfortunately, »
ABC’s Castle — with football preemptions now factored out — on Monday night returned to 10.8 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating (per finals), matching its previous premiere (11.5 mil/2.2) in the demo and up from its May finale (10.6 mil/2.1). TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “B+.”
Castle matched its highest-rated premiere since 2011 and equaled its highest-rated episode since April 2013 (Season 5’s “The Squab and the Quail”).
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Opening ABC’s night, Dancing With the Stars (12.5 mil/1.8) was down 18 percent in the demo week-to-week. (Read recap.)
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As CBS’ Person of Interest (Tuesdays at 10/9c) opened Season 4, it was Root, of all people, who needed to light a fire under Team Machine leader Harold Finch, who in the wake of Samaritan going online (and given the lives lost to date) had abandoned his faith.
But as Root noted, she, Harold et al still “have a god in this fight,” and with those words she nudged him toward caring about the numbers again.
Related Person of Interest Season 4 Premiere Recap: Identities Crisis
As Team Machine slowly but surely reassembles, TVLine invited Amy Acker – who joined the complex, compelling »
Person of Interest, Season 4, Episode 1: “Panopticon”
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on CBS
Over the course of Person of Interest’s three seasons, the Machine, despite the best efforts of itself, Finch, and Root, has been spotted by a number of individuals, resulting in its disconnection from the government last season after the public learned of its existence. That void was filled by Greer and his system Samaritan, whose first action was to decimate the immediate threat of Vigilance before setting their sights on Finch, Root, Shaw, and Reese. The fourth season premiere picks up with the four of them living under new identities, in a solid start to what promises to be another strong season.
Reese’s potential alliance with Elias is an exciting prospect for the new season. Despite their differences, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Manuel here to check in with “The Prom King” himself whose latest passion project films have been making news lately:
First up and still looking for distribution is Stretch, the Joe Carnahan film he shot in just under twenty-three days with Chris Pine, which is drumming up interest by releasing new images and new clips. Carnahan, who shot the film for Universal, has found himself needing to find alternate distribution for it, and from the plot description (and the weirdly fascinating pics released) one can see why: “The under-$5 million pic follows a chauffeur who’s deep in debt to a bookie. In the hope of scoring a big tip, he picks up a risky job ferrying around a mysterious billionaire (Pine) who wants to sell his book of criminal contacts. The driver tries his best to fulfill all of his client’s requests, but the night takes ever stranger turns, »
- Manuel Betancourt
Actor Foley (“Scandal”), who wrote and directed the black comedy, lined up a cast of familiar faces for the project including Patrick Wilson, Amy Acker, Donald Faison, Greg Grunberg and Nicollette Sheridan, among others. The plots centers on a group of friends whose efforts to help one of them out of a bad relationship turns unexpectedly murderous.
Foley co-produced the film with Wilson and James Carpinello’s Lost Rhino Films, and with Joe Hardesty. The distribution deal was pacted by Tribeca’s Alison Diviney with ICM’s Alex Saks and Apa’s Will Lowery.
“Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife” hits VOD platforms in December, with a theatrical run to follow in January.
Tribeca Film, the New York-based distributor loosely affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, »
- Gordon Cox
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have jointly acquired North American rights to Scott Foley's directorial debut Let's Kill Ward’s Wife. Foley, who also wrote the screenplay, stars alongside Amy Acker (Much Ado About Nothing), James Carpinello (Gangster Squad), Dagmara Dominczyk (The Immigrant), Marika Dominczyk (Brothers & Sisters), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring). See more 'Scandal': Everything to Know About ABC's Buzzy Drama From A-z Let's Kill Ward's Wife is a dark comedy about helping a friend out of a bad relationship by any means necessary. Everyone hates Ward's wife (Dagmara Dominczyk)
- Tatiana Siegel
Person of Interest's Shaw better get used to her new day job.
On the Season 4 premiere Finch (Michael Emerson), Reese (James Caviezel), Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Root (Amy Acker) try— key word: try— to adapt to the new identities (and mundane jobs) protecting them from Samaritan. In our exclusive clip below, Shaw isn't so keen on spraying perfume at the local department store. But as Root tells her, they must trust the machine.
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- Robyn Ross
The third season of every series is a pivotal point. Networks are anxious to see if the series will go into syndication, while fans are wondering if their honeymoon relationship with said series has run its course. Person of Interest’s third season surpassed its predecessors in many ways. We learned the truth about Harold, new enemies emerged and old enemies became unlikely allies. Season 3 was the proverbial pay off for being a loyal fan. And watching it in a marathon on blu-ray is a twenty-three hour treat.
At the end of season 2, we had several looming questions. What would become of Agent Carter’s unlikely alliance with Carl Elias? Now that Root had successfully made a connection to The Machine through its system reboot, how would that impact Harold and Reese’s mission? Will Hr be a serious problem through its new “partnership” with the Russians? And, just what »
- Bags Hooper
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