Though the ratings have fallen quite a bit, CBS renewed Person of Interest for a fifth season. Now we’ve learned that the TV show may be ending.
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.
Deadline reports that, of the CBS shows that have been renewed, POI was the only one to not receive a full season order. At this point, season five will only have 13 episodes.
This is just what happened with The Mentalist a year ago — a series that was also produced by outside studio Warner Bros TV. It was rumored to be that show’s final season many months before the network would confirm it. With this short season renewal, it’s looking like history may repeat itself with POI.
If CBS does indeed cancel POI, the studio could potentially try to find another home for it. While the network doesn’t have a financial stake in the series, the studio does. By the end of next season, there will be 103 episodes — enough for a decent-sized syndication package.
It’s worth noting that the studio already has an off-network deal with WGN America for the series. That cable channel has been producing their own dramas Salem and Manhattan. The ratings have been very tiny for those shows but perhaps WGN could be an option to keep Person of Interest going.
What do you think? Should season five be the end for Person of Interest? Would you watch a sixth season on another channel?
This show started with a huge bang creating expectations but what was that end? I have to say it was one of the worst end can be possible for such potential great show. I am disappointed. It’s good that it’s ended because clearly writers are clearly out of ideas.
This was truly my favorite TV series. Great acting, great writing but the end took a weird turn. The writers were in a hurry to finish. Very sad cause I looked forward to seeing it every time. Some of these new shows are not worthy seeing. I still find myself looking for POI reruns.
I still watch re-runs whenever they are on……nothing new has come on the scene nearly as good as POI was. sometimes it is just about the almighty dollar…….
Love the show. Don’t cancel!
Love the show. I would watch a season6.
Love the show!! Will def watch
All of our family watched and loved this show. Why do you cancel the good ones! Please bring back.
More PERSON of INTEREST. Season six on any channel would be great.
I loved that show. Sad to see it go. It reminded me of The Equalizer from way back.
the best show on tv..Please bring back it back. This show was exciting every week with a good story line every week. I love this show.
This show is awesome and I never miss it! I hope the powers that be reconsider. It would be a shame to see it go.
Please don’ t cancel this show!!
Love the show!!!!
Please do not cancel the show. It is one of the best on the air. Let someone else pick it up, for ex: Netflix. Networks cancel shows to early. Its hard to watch everything, that is why people record or get the programs on demand. There are too may good shows on at the same time. Thank you
I love this show and will really miss the characters, the actors and the plot.
Please do not cancel this show, it is one of the best on the air. If you need to move to another channel, please do this but don’t cancel it.