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Person of Interest: Shaw’s Back!

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Person of Interest (CBS, Mondays and Tuesdays, 10/9C) has taken us through rebuilding The Machine and Her problems with facial recognition and time and now, we get to see Sameen Shaw for the first time since she sacrificed herself so that the rest of the team could escape certain death.

As the blurb for the May 16th episode, 6,741, reads, ‘Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.’

That is, as they say, the understatement of the year.

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Person of Interest: Can You See Me?

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When Person of Interest (CBS, Mondays/Tuesdays, 10/9C) concluded its fourth season, Samaritan had won and The Machine had been seemingly destroyed. Harold finch had compressed the codes that created his artificial intelligence into a single unit and his team appeared to be finished.

Season five opens with Harold, Reese and Root on the run and dodging Samaritan operatives – while Fusco is facing Internal Affairs over the deaths of Elias and Dominic.

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Person of Interest Returns With Episodes On Tuesday and Mondays; CBS Spring Premieres & Finales Announced!

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CBS is giving fans of Person of Interest little time to wait to see how things work out for Team Machine. The fifth season of POI is set for Tuesdays and Mondays beginning Tuesday, May 3rd and Monday, May 9th (10/11 each night).

Mike & Molly returns on Sunday, May 15th, and The Price is Right will have three reality-show themed primetime specials during the week of May 23rd.

The network has also announced the season and/or series finale dates for spring 2016: The Good Wife series finale will be on Sunday May 8th – the same night as the Madame Secretary and elementary season finales.

High-profile rookie Supergirl will wrap season one on April 18th. For a complete list of upcoming premieres and finales, follow the jump.

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2015: Sheldon’s Favorite Fifteen: Broadcast Television!

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Surprises – to me at least – include the number of genre shows that are successful on TV, this year. I’m not talking mysteries/procedurals, sitcoms or hospital shows which always seem to thrive on the broadcast networks.

No, I’m talking the quality science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror shows that are dotting the broadcast schedules of the Big Four, The CW and cable/streaming. There are so many of them that I’ve shuttled them off onto their own list this year – so with one exception, this is a mostly genre-free list of the best of network television for 2015.

As always, these are my favorites – your mileage will undoubtedly vary.

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Best Teaser of Year: WGN America’s Prime Crime – Elementary and Person of Interest!

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Elementary and Person of Interest come to WGN America, this fall, as part of the network’s Prime Crime program block.

Their first teaser for the block features the stars of both shows and is about as good as it gets. Check it out after the jump.

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CBS Brings Record Number of Series To Comic-Con 2015 – Plus Captain Kirk!

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CBS is bringing eight – count ’em, eight series to Comic-Con 2015: Supergirl, Limitless, Zoo, Extant, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Scorpion and Under The Dome.

William Shatner will also make a special appearance to read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk.

Each of the shows will be featured in panels – some with pilot presentations, some with extended trailers, and some will provide other services. The Limitless Cafe will provide free coffee (and refills!), phone-charging station and free Wi-Fi.

A Supergirl themed 12-person pedicab will provide free rides through the Gaslamp district and giveaways of such nifty items as gold Supergirl flash tattoos, adult and children’s-sized caped Supergirl T-shirts, Limitless mint “pill” boxes, THE Late Show with Stephen Colbert-branded Col-Bear gummy bears, and Scorpion comic books.

Follow the jump for the complete list of panels, screenings, giveaways and interactive endeavors.

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Person of Interest’s Devastating Fourth Season Hits Home Video In August!

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Season Four of Person of Interest found Harold, John, Root and Shaw on the run – aided by The Machine as much as possible – as Samaritan came fully online. It was a season of desperate measures and dire acts – with devastating consequences.

It may have been the series’ finest season.

On August 11th, Warner Home Video will be releasing Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-Ray and DVD. You can learn all about it after the jump – but be careful! You never know who, or what, may be watching!

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CBS Announces 2014-15 Season Finales – Supersizes Four!

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CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, CSI: Cyber and Survivor will all get two hour season finales, while new comedy series The Odd Couple will have a one-hour sign-off for its first season.

The network begins the wrap-up o the 2014-15 season with the April 20th first season finale of Scorpion and concludes the season with the May 24th season finale of mid-season series Battle Creek.

For a complete list of CBS season finales – dates and times – follow the jump.

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Showrunner Greg Plageman chats about Person Of Interest

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“Person Of Interest” is back for season 4 with its premiere on September 23, 2014! As season 3 ended, the  “Machine team” were forced to take on new identities as they avoided the evil Samaritan. As showrunner Greg Plageman puts it, “It is a war between two machines.”  He further notes, “If those three seasons were about surveillance, we think this is the season about artificial intelligence.”  I caught up with Greg  to discuss this exciting new season of “Person Of Interest.”

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Amy Acker chats about Person Of Interest

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Skilled computer hacker Root (Amy Acker) had a rocky start with Sameen Shaw and the rest of the Machine Gang in season 1.  Later, she became a vital link to talking with The Machine.  As season 3 ended, she created seven blind spots in Samaritan, corresponding to seven separate identities to ensure survival of the team.  The team dispersed with their new identities.  As season 4 starts, Harold Finch lost his desire for the numbers and The Machine.  Root reignites that passion and meets up with the rest of the gang as new challenges await them. I chatted with Amy about her character and this current season of “Person Of Interest.”

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Kevin Chapman chats about Person Of Interest

 

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NYPD officer Lionel Fusco is a bad cop turned good.  Despite a rocky relationship with John Reese at the beginning, he continued to be an important informant  in Harold Finch’s mission against crime.    Season 3 sees the demise of his partner Josh Carter.  However, POI fans were treated to a surprise in the season 4 premiere–his new partner is John Reese! Fusco may not be targeted by Samaritan, but he is still dodging danger.The talented Kevin Chapman took time to chat with about this current season of “Person Of Interest.”

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