While the producers of Person Of Interest are treating the current 13-episode season as a last, CBS says it is not. The series, from Jonah Nolan and J.J. Abrams, was left off the CBS fall schedule, it was given a partial order and has not been scheduled yet. “We hope to get it on this spring,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said at TCA this morning. “Greg (Plageman) and Jonah have planned a terrific season.”
He stressed that no decision on the future of POI will be made before Season 5 airs.
POI, like Mike & Molly, which was canceled after 6 seasons, comes from an outside studio, Warner Bros. TV. Asked about the importance of program ownership, Geller said, “no question it matters, it does make a difference,” adding that “in neither case it has come into play.”
Last week, Abrams indicated that POI is likely ending. “My guess is it is the final season,” Abrams said during a panel for his Hulu series 11.22.63. “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued.”