After recently announcing the end of a drama series that has been a staple of its prime-time lineup, CBS has revealed plans to wrap another drama. In the latest development, Variety reports that the network will end the futuristic crime show “Person of Interest” after its upcoming fifth season.
The news follows the revelation last month that “The Good Wife” would be wrapping after its current seventh season, and ends speculation that has been swirling for some time that ‘Person of Interest” would also be winding down.
CBS announced that season five of “Person of Interest” will premiere May 3, with 13 episodes on tap. The show will air twice a week, on Monday and Tuesday nights, wrapping June 21.
In a statement provided to IGN, executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman thanked the cast, crew, studio and network, adding a message for the show’s fans: “This subversive little paranoia-inducing cyberpunk-thriller is for you and would not have been possible without your support. As life has come to imitate ‘Person of Interest,’ it’s been our great privilege to work on show for the past five seasons. We can’t wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter.”
IGN notes: “While ‘Person of Interest’ fans will no doubt mourn the loss of the show, the good news is that there won’t be any unresolved cliffhangers or any sense that the show was simply cut off without closure. As ‘POI’ executive producer J.J. Abrams told IGN back in January, Season 5 was conceived with the end in mind, and leads up to a proper series finale.”
Here’s a teaser for “Person of Interest’s” fifth season, unveiled last fall at New York Comic Con …