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CBS Cancels ‘Person of Interest’

Final 13 Episodes Will Be Burned-Off Twice Per Week

The long-awaited new season of CBS drama “Person of Interest,” which returns on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 p.m., will now officially be the final season. The network will burn-off the remaining 13-episodes of the J.J. Abrams-produced drama with two telecasts per week (including 10 p.m. Monday effective on May 9). The decision to end “Person of Interest,” which was still a respectable performer via the traditional Nielsen ratings, comes on the heels of CBS renewing four of its five new fall 2015 series (including dramas “Limitless,” “Code Black” and “Supergirl”).

Debuting on Sept. 22, 2011, 103 episodes of “Person of Interest” were produced.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I stopped watching it because I felt it had deteriorated creatively, making its cancellation of little surprise to me. I am surprised though that it’s only been airing for four seasons; it felt twice as long. Perhaps CBS had similar feelings.

    I know a lot of people like POI, so I’d give it good odds of being revived elsewhere. Personally, I don’t think it warrants it but if Unforgettable (whose title I struggled to recall) can have another go on A&E, I think POI can certainly find new digs. CBS could even change its mind.

    On a separate note, I am very pleased that Limitless was renewed.

  2. But by all means, let’s renew Limitless. Who the hell is making these stupid decisions?