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PERSON OF INTEREST: The Cast, Writers Pick Which Episodes Will Hook You

August 31, 2015 by  
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Credit: WB

PERSON OF INTEREST — arguably one of the best dramas on television right now — is finally coming to Netflix and syndication (on WGN America, at 7 PM) on September 1st. (Only the first three seasons of POI will be on Netflix streaming this week — season 4 will be available on September 22nd; )

To boil the show down to its simplest terms, PERSON OF INTEREST follows an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel’s John Reese) and a brilliant billionaire (Michael Emerson’s Harold Finch) as they attempt to stop violent crimes before they occur — using social security numbers generated by an all-seeing Machine, which can pinpoint a likely occurrence. (Complicating matters? They don’t know whether the number they get is going to be the victim or the perpetrator.) Since they can’t do it alone, through the show’s four seasons, they’ve had help — in varying ways — from Taraji P. Henson’s Carter, Kevin Chapman’s Fusco, Amy Acker’s Root, and Sarah Shahi’s Shaw.

If you haven’t watched the show, you absolutely should make your way through the entire series. The drama’s evolution from focusing more purely on case of the week (while having little tidbits of mythology sprinkled in) to deep-diving into the Machine — including its war with another A.I. — has been fascinating and compelling journey. And since the show’s upcoming fifth season is returning midseason, you absolutely have time to catch up on the 90 hours that have aired so far.

But if you need a starting place, PERSON OF INTEREST executive producers Greg Plageman and Denise Thé, as well as stars Chapman and Acker, shared a few episodes you should check out…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Greg Plageman and Kevin Chapman Tease Fusco’s Future

July 23, 2015 by  
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For four seasons, Team Machine has fought the good fight on PERSON OF INTEREST, whether it’s trying to prevent crimes/save people, dealing with corrupt cops/public officials, or a competing (and very powerful) A.I.

But throughout it all, one member of Team Machine has been operating without knowing the truth of what’s going on: as of now, Fusco still doesn’t know what’s going on with the Machine. (Which has undoubtedly kept him safe on more than one occasion, but that’s not likely going to be something Fusco is thrilled about when all the lies come to light.)

So will season 5 be the year Fusco’s finally looped in? PERSON OF INTEREST co-showrunner Greg Plageman and star Kevin Chapman (Fusco) shared their thoughts about what the future might hold for Fusco… Read more

PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Kevin Chapman on the Show’s Future

August 28, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST — which is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best shows on television right now — isn’t a show that plays it safe: the showrunners have been adamant that anyone can die at any time (and they’ve stuck to that), and that this isn’t a show that’s destined to run for 200-plus episodes.

But what do the actors on the show think of all of that? Michael Emerson (Finch) and Kevin Chapman (Fusco) weighed in on the looming threat to their characters’ lives, and why it’s OK if the show doesn’t run 10 seasons…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Kevin Chapman Tease Season 4’s New Beginning

August 12, 2014 by  
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The PERSON OF INTEREST characters had to split up at the end of last season after Samaritan went online…and poor Fusco was the only one left behind to live his life. (Though he will get a new boss and partner in season 4, so it’s not like Fusco is going to get the chance to become complacent.)

At Comic-Con, PERSON OF INTEREST stars Michael Emerson (Finch) and Kevin Chapman (Fusco) talked with reporters about Finch’s new life, Fusco’s partner, the new beginning, the season 4 threats, and more…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Kevin Chapman on Filming Reese and Fusco’s Rain-Soaked Fight Scene, Losing Carter, and What’s to Come

January 6, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST ended 2013 on a high note: the series killed off one of its regulars, which, yes, brought heartache, but the move/risk also allowed the cast and writers to shine in a major way. (And the run helped cement its spot as one of the best shows currently on television.)

To get a little bit more insight about what’s to come, I talked with Kevin Chapman (Fusco) about Samaritan, Reese and Fusco’s huge fight, grieving Carter (and missing Taraji P. Henson on set), and more…

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