About the Show

June 2015

PERSON OF INTEREST

PERSON OF INTEREST is a crime thriller about an ex-CIA agent and a mysterious billionaire who prevent violent crimes by utilizing an all-seeing machine that can predict the events before they happen. Although John Reese and Harold Finch have successfully prevented numerous crimes thanks to The Machine’s omniscience, the team was unable to stop the malevolent artificial intelligence known as Samaritan from coming online. Brought to life by Greer, head of the private technology corporation Decima, Samaritan has the full power of the U.S. government behind it and is using those resources to hunt Finch, Reese and the hacker, known as Root. The trio, along with Det. Lionel Fusco, suffered a major loss when Samaritan’s operatives wounded and captured Sameen Shaw, their comrade-in-arms.  Upon gaining full autonomy, Samaritan set its sights on destroying The Machine, which now exists only as a few lines of source code in a briefcase held by the team.  On the run and without access to The Machine’s intel, the team must find a way to continue saving lives as they attempt to reboot The Machine and fight back against impossible odds.       

Begins its fifth season during 2015-2016 on the CBS Television Network  

ORIGINATION:                         New York

ORIGINAL PREMIERE DATE:   Sept. 22, 2011

FORMAT:                                 Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:                              Jim Caviezel     (John Reese)    

                         Michael Emerson     (Harold Finch)

                         Kevin Chapman     (Detective Lionel Fusco)

                         Sarah Shahi     (Sameen Shaw)

                         Amy Acker     (Root)

PRODUCED BY:                      Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:     J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman and Denise Thé

Photos now available at http://cbspressexpress.com

Official CBS Website:  http://www.cbs.com/PersonOfInterest 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PersonOfInterestCBS

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PersonInterest

Instagram: POI_CBS

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Kevin Chapman     @POIFUSCO

Sarah Shahi     @onlysarahshahi

Amy Acker     @AmyAcker

Bear The Dog     @BearDeHond

POI Writers’ Office     @POIWritersRoom

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Press Contacts:

Noelle Llewellyn         212-975-4574              noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com 

Steven Feldman        212-975-7931              steven.feldman2@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Jeffrey Staab            212-975-4107              jrstaab@cbs.com

Meagan McLaughlin  212-975-7518              mcmclaughlin@cbs.com

Amanda Beane         818-755-1545              amanda.beane@cbs.com

Press:

Noelle Llewellyn
212-975-4574
noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com

Steven Feldman
212-975-7931
Steven.Feldman2@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Meagan McLaughlin
212-975-7518
mcmclaughlin@cbs.com

Jeffrey Staab
212-975-4107
jrstaab@cbs.com

Amanda Beane
818-655-1545
amanda.beane@cbs.com

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
gayeann.bruno@cbs.com