Person of Interest

March 2016


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 Tuesday, May 3, then airs Mondays and Tuesdays, effective  Monday, May 9, on the CBS Television Network.

ON AIR: Monday and Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION:                         New York


FORMAT:                                 Drama (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

Official CBS Website: 



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     

Steven Feldman        212-975-7931    

Photo Contacts:

Gaye Ann Bruno 818-655-1542

Jeffrey Staab            212-975-4107    

Meagan McLaughlin  212-975-7518