This was posted in response to this article about a Person of Interest reboot recently on Facebook, so I thought I would share it.
Did you read the disclosure at the end? This site; TV Guide is owned by CBS. So this article; while it gives me hope given the producers and cast, meaning Nolan, Plageman, Emerson, Caveizel and company say that POI could go on from the finale of Season five. Is it possible it is geared towards all of the fans who are so pissed off that they have effectively boycotted CBS. I know of many fans who have done exactly this. One wonders just how many fans and whether this is affecting the ratings of CBS's other shows.
CBS do not own it, Warner Bros do, so they were not interested in spending money on promoting the show and giving it the best chance it could at getting great ratings which is the only place there profits were generated. This made no sense to me, even if the show was not owned by the network, why would you not do everything possible to generate more profit.
CBS are a huge company and he obviously does not want to alienate a network that can give him work in the future. I would say his comments were made through gritted teeth, because as a writer myself, I would be so pissed off if I was forced to shorten a story I had planned for 44-46 episodes to 13 episodes. So Nolan is paying lip service, in my opinion. I feel truly sorry for Jonah Nolan.
Not being able to tell the story you want to tell really sucks. I just hope that Season 5 does not feel rushed. I think it will, but hopefully the writers are clever enough to distract the fans from the rushed feeling.
I really wish that Netflix would comment or at least tell us they are considering picking up the series. Please Netflix, Hulu, Fox, NBC....Please seriously consider starting talks with WB regarding this series, it is the best series to hit our TV screens since Grey's Anatomy in 2005 and this was 12 years ago. Given the lack of good scripted TV available these days, this show is one other networks really need to consider.
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