On Friday (Jan. 8) CBS released its revamped spring schedule, slotting new buddy cop show “Rush Hour” on Thursdays and moving “Elementary” to Sundays. But one show not included on the schedule was “Person of Interest,” which a CBS rep tells TV By the Numbers will air “sometime this season,” but the time slot isn’t yet finalized.
Either way, it looks like Season 5 is going to be the last season for “Person of Interest,” according to executive producer JJ Abrams at the 2016 TCA winter press tour.
“My guess is it is the final season,” says Abrams. “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued.”
He does add, however, that executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman are going to wrap the show up in a satisfying manner.
“John and Greg have done such an amazing job on that show, and I know what these episodes are that they’ve done wrapping it up. We don’t yet have a schedule, but I know they will see the light of day, people will get to see these episodes. I know the power of that story,” says Abrams, adding that the intention is that the Season 5 finale will be the series finale.
While Abrams says that they’re grateful to have such a long run, but he is sad to see it end.
“To have a show that goes on as many years as that has, it’s very hard to complain,” says Abrams. “It’s a miracle to get on the air and to have it last that long is something that we should just be grateful for. But I do love that show and I would love to see it continue.”
As for whether “Person of Interest” could continue somewhere other than CBS, Abrams says those are discussions “that in theory will be had at the right time,” but right now they are not taking place.