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Person of Interest: Season Five Ratings

25 May 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

CBS has already cancelled Person of Interest so the ratings don't matter as much for the final, fifth season. However, if the numbers are strong enough, could the network or studio decide to make a sixth season anyway? 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 day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

5/25 update: You can see the rest »


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Review: It's a nice day for a 'Person of Interest' wedding

24 May 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick review of last night's Person of Interest coming up just as soon as I have a bit of liquid courage... Where the Number of the Week story from "Truth Be Told" felt like too much of a throwback to less urgent days for the series, more recent episodes have done a better job of integrating the Number stories into the larger war against Samaritan. "Shotseeker" (which I didn't review) demonstrated how law-enforcement's increasing reliance on technology makes it an easy target for Samaritan, while last night's "A More Perfect Union" juggled a traditional Number story with a pair of Samaritan-driven subplots, with Greer trying to convince Shaw to switch sides(*) and Fusco's ignorance of all things Machine/Samaritan finally getting him into big trouble with the tunnel explosion. (*) I know Shaw's in the position she's in because Sarah Shahi needed to leave the show as a full-time job, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Upfronts 2016: Your Guide to Fall Pilots That Didn't Make the Cut

23 May 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The television industry’s annual roller coaster of relief and devastation — more commonly known as Upfronts Week — has come to an end. Venerable series have been cancelled (Rip, Castle), long shots have earned additional seasons (party on, Sleepy Hollow!) and a whole slew of new programs have earned their place on the 2016-17 schedule.

RelatedFall TV Schedule 2016: What’s on When? And Versus What?

But amid all the fall trailers and extravagant presentations from the broadcast nets, you might be wondering what became of certain buzzy pilots that failed to land series orders.

To that end, we’ve compiled »

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CBS Boss Glenn Geller Defends Lack of Diversity on Fall Schedule

18 May 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s a noticeable pattern on CBS’ fall schedule: The lead actors in each of the new shows ordered are white males.

The network’s new fall series include: “Bull,” starring Michael Weatherly; “Kevin Can Wait,” with Kevin James; “The Great Indoors,” with Joel McHale; “Man With a Plan,” starring Matt LeBlanc; “Pure Genius,” headlined by Augustus Prew and Dermot Mulroney; and “MacGyver,” which features Lucas Till and George Eads.

New entertainment president Glenn Geller defended the network’s lineup during a press conference with reporters. “Our new series are more diverse this year than last year,” he said, referring to the ensembles of shows like “Bull,” “Pure Genius” and “The Great Indoors.” He also pointed to another series that’s being held for midseason, “Doubt,” which features a female lead, Katherine Heigl, as well as transgender actress Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”). “‘Doubt,’ I’m happy to say, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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CBS doubles up on comedies in new fall schedule

18 May 2016 7:12 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Comedy is coming back to CBS. A year after the network downsized to just two total hours of sitcoms in the fall — and went without comedies on Mondays for the first time since the earliest days of television — the network is doubling up its sitcom presence, with four-comedy blocs on both Mondays and Thursdays (once the network's NFL commitment is done) in the fall. The new Monday bloc will be filled with recognizable faces, including Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc (reuniting on the night with Matthew Perry, whose Odd Couple was renewed), while Joel McHale's The Great Indoors is the one new Thursday comedy. The network is, like everyone else in the network TV business, also loading up on recognizable brands. As new CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller put it about the MacGyver remake — which is undergoing significant retooling from the original pilot episode — "When you have an IP like MacGyver, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Person of Interest Season 5 Episode 4 – ‘6,741’ Review

17 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church reviews the fourth episode of Person of Interest season five…

It was an event we were all waiting for: Sarah Shahi’s return as Sameen Shaw in Person of Interest finally happened. Shahi, who left last year due to pregnancy and maternity leave, filled a small void that had been left in her absence, but her return wasn’t quite what was expected as Samaritan played literal mind games with her. That being said, even though her return wasn’t as many expected it to be, many of the story beats were rather expected, especially in the second half of the episode.

Shahi’s performance was an immediate reminder as to why she’s cultivated such a large fan base. Right off the bat, Shahi brought Shaw’s wit and sarcasm to the forefront, not only displaying her deadly skills (still incredibly deadly even when she’s not »

- Ricky Church

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Person of Interest Recap: Just Shoot Me

16 May 2016 8:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sarah Shahi returned to CBS’ Person of Interest for the fourth episode of Season 5, setting the stage for classic Shaw badassery… some softer(-ish!) moments between her and Root… and then two instances of jaw-dropping bloodshed.But was all not quite as it seemed?

RelatedFor Person of Interest‘s Lgbt Root and Shaw, ‘A Lot of Milestones’ in Season 5

Seeing as Shaw has killed six Samaritan guards in the past nine months, we open with Greer having a chip implanted into the base of her skull, as part of a plan to tame her into a usable asset. When a »

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Review: Shaw and Root reunite on a powerful 'Person of Interest'

16 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Person of Interest coming up just as soon as I perform brain surgery on a moving subway car... "6,741" is very clever in how it sets up its devastating final twist. Everything about Shaw's escape from Samaritan captivity feels off, which should point us to the idea that — like the Machine's simulations back in "If-Then-Else" (Shaw's last episode as a regular member of Team Machine) — this is all going on inside her head. But the episode elegantly sets up an equally plausible, more overt theory: that Greer let her go because she's been reprogrammed by the chip in her head more than she realizes, and will go full Manchurian Candidate on Root, Reese, and Finch at the worst possible moment. This is all part of Samaritan's larger game to get Shaw to reveal all she knows about her comrades, but it seems so obviously what's happening — at »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Person of Interest Sneak Peek: Shaw Is Back, And as Badass as Ever

16 May 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sameen Shaw resurfaces tonight on Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9c), and despite a few setbacks during her time as a Samaritan captive, she doesn’t seem to have lost a step.

RelatedPerson of Interest Final Season Preview: Finch vs. Root, Samaritan’s New Tricks, a Questionable Allegiance and More

In the fourth episode of the thriller’s fifth and final season, titled “6,741,” Shaw (played by Sarah Shahi) is poised to go under the knife, again, as Samaritan labors to tame and cultivate this possible, powerful asset (who has killed six of their agents in the past nine months!). But »

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Sarah Shahi Says 'We Need Strong Female Role Models' After CBS Reportedly Passes on Drew Pilot for Being 'Too Female'

16 May 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Nancy Drew is not returning to television ... for now. On Monday, CBS announced it will not be moving forward with the new project Drew, featuring a grown-up Nancy Drew. News of the dropped pilot led to a Deadline reported that the series tested well but skewed "too female" at early screenings. Sarah Shahi, who plays the lead character in the pilot, took to Twitter after hearing the news and thanked fans for their support, but also addressed the report about her show being "too female." "Some things are just not meant to be, but nice to know it tested well. »

- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii

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The 'Nancy Drew' Pilot Was 'Too Female' for CBS? Twitter Reacts

16 May 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Girls have cooties anyway, right? According to Deadline, CBS decided to pass on the "Nancy Drew" pilot starring Sarah Shahi ("Person of Interest"), because the wrong half of the population was into it. Here's how Deadline's Nellie Andreeva described the rejection:

"'Drew' is not going forward at CBS but is being shopped to other outlets by CBS TV Studios. I hear the pilot tested well but skewed too female for CBS' schedule. In the end of the day, I hear the network had no 8 Pm or 9 Pm slot available.

Written/executive produced by [Joan] Rater and [Tony] Phelan, 'Drew' stars Sarah Shahi as Nancy — now in her 30s — a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. Anthony Edwards, Felix Solis and Rob McClure co-star in the project, also executive produced by Dan Jinks. »

- Gina Carbone

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Nancy Drew Pilot Nixed at CBS

15 May 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Case of the Pilot in Limbo is closed: CBS won’t pursue a series for its potential Nancy Drew drama Drew, our sister site Deadline reports.

Drew was one of two projects from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary) in consideration at the network; the other, the Katherine Heigl-starring Doubt, received a series order Saturday.

RelatedMarvel’s Most Wanted Doa at ABC

Drew, loosely based on the popular young adult mystery series, had the iconic sleuth — now in her 30s and played by Person of Interest‘s Sarah Shahi — using her “uncanny observational skills »

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Drew: CBS Passes on Adult Nancy Drew Series

14 May 2016 9:32 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Drew TV show pilot at CBS has been cancelled. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, the project was billed as a diverse, adult take inspired by the classic Nancy Drew teen detective books series. CBS decided to pass on the show.

The Drew cast includes: Sarah Shahi, Anthony Edwards, and Felix Solis. Deadline reports Drew will be shopped to other potential buyers.



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‘Nancy Drew’ Being Shopped Around After Pass From CBS

14 May 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has passed on the pilot for “Nancy Drew,” an update of the classic girl-detective stories that was set to star Sarah Shahi. Corporate sibling CBS Television Studios is now seeking other prospective buyers for the show.

Writers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan (“Grey’s Anatomy”) exec produced the pilot with Dan Jinks. The project was described as a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series, with a grown-up version of the title character. In the pilot, Drew works as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.

Shahi, who has starred in the network’s crime drama “Person of Interest” since its second season, stars in the pilot as Drew. Before “Person of Interest,” she starred in USA’s “Fairly Legal,” and played roles on »

- Daniel Holloway

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NBC Cancels "Laura," CBS Skips Nancy Drew"

14 May 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of the network upfront presentations next week, some last minute tidying up is taking place.

First up, NBC has made a decision on their final bubble show with the Debra Messing-led "Mysteries of Laura" being cancelled after two seasons. The show was a steady performer, averaging a 1.5 rating and 8.8 million viewers overall for the network.

NBC is also reportedly still in negotiations over picking up the "Cruel Intentions" series which won't be a part of the the new TV season but now seems to be aiming for a Summer 2017 bow.

Meanwhile, CBS has passed on the pilot for "Nancy Drew," a contemporary update of the classic girl-detective stories starring Sarah Shahi as a grown up Nancy who is now an NYPD Detective. CBS Television Studios is now seeking other prospective buyers for the show.

Finally, Freeform has cancelled its rehab drama "Recovery Road," one of two dramas the »

- Garth Franklin

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CBS Greenlights Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale Comedies, ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Training Day’ Reboots, More Series

13 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has greenlit a slew of series for the 2016-2017 season.

In the comedy department, the network has ordered projects starring Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale. As for dramas, CBS will be rebooting “Training Day,” “MacGyver,” plus has picked up a medical drama from Jason Katims and a new show starring “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly.

Training Day” is based on the 2001 movie that starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The series revival stars Bill Paxton and newcomer Justin Cornwell. A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, the show is about an idealistic young police officer (Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton). Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis and Julie Benz star alongside Paxton and Cornwell.

The drama will be exec produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Film Review: ‘Divine Access’

10 May 2016 11:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Offering a gentle rejoinder to the dogmatic Christian entertainments that draw parishioners by the busload, “Divine Access” considers spirituality less as one true path to God than a multi-directional quest with many open doors. But while it’s refreshing to see a religious film this laid-back and nonjudgmental, actor-turned-director Steven Chester Prince has more trouble defining what his debut feature is than what it isn’t. That brings him in line Jack Harriman (Billy Burke), the reluctant prophet at the film’s center, who becomes a public-access sensation for encouraging belief, but never commits to anything in his personal life.

Actors like Patrick Warburton, Gary Cole, and Adrienne Barbeau are manna from character-actor heaven, but this neither-here-nor-there Southern indie will likely languish in VOD purgatory after its simultaneous theatrical/digital bow.

Part satire, part slice-of-life, part romance, part redemption drama, “Divine Access” moves to the relaxed rhythms of a hero »

- Scott Tobias

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Person of Interest Cast Answers Your Qs About Season 5, Mimicry and More

7 May 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

You asked, and they answered!

Prior to hitting the Person of Interest 100th-episode party, I invited readers to send in questions for the cast. And now that Season 5 aka the farewell run is underway, it’s time to relay their answers.

RelatedPerson of Interest Final Season Premiere Recap: How We Fought Back

What was it like to mimic each other for the hilarious scene that opens Episode 2 (airing Monday at 10/9c)? What is the hardest part about acting opposite… an earpiece? In what ways is Season 5 akin to a pair of Star Wars movies? Will Root’s black nail polish make a final encore? »

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Person of Interest: Fifth and Final Season of CBS Series Coming to DVD

5 May 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the complete fifth and final season of the Person of Interest TV show is coming to DVD on July 19, 2016. CBS lost interest and cancelled Person of Interest back in March.

Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel as former CIA agent John Reese, who works with billionaire programmer, Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), to save lives and stop crime. The cast also includes Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Taraji P. Henson, and Sarah Shahi.



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Person of Interest 5th & Final Season Comes to DVD in July

5 May 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

This week, CBS began the twice-weekly airing of the final 13 episodes of Person of Interest. The series is dark, compelling, and addresses many of the privacy and cyber-terrorism issues we’re wrestling with in our world. They just do it with an attractive cast and solve things every 60 minutes. Here’s the official word on the final season collection.

Burbank, CA (May 4, 2016) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) is set to release one of television’s most compelling, action-packed, crime dramas, Person of Interest: The Complete Fifth and Final Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Available July 19, 2016, the final season will include all 13 season five episodes plus the “Finale for the Fans” featurette, the show’s 2015 Comic-Con Panel and more bonus content. Season five finds the team of covert crime fighters faced with the potential demise of The Machine as its rival, Samaritan, begins to take control. The release will retail »

- ComicMix Staff

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