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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel Share if They Want Their Characters to Survive

June 21, 2016 by  
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Sooner or later both of us will probably wind up dead. Actually dead, this time. I said I’d tell you the truth. Didn’t say you’d like it. – Harold Finch

When PERSON OF INTEREST’s Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) set out on their unconventional partnership, the terms were clear: they would try and prevent untimely deaths, but it would very likely lead to one (or both) of them meeting their own end.

Certainly PERSON OF INTEREST has never been shy with death, as several of their allies have fallen in the years since the duo started on their mission. But, as of now, both men have managed to survive.

I visited the set of PERSON OF INTEREST last October, before the show’s fate was officially confirmed and either actor knew how the series would end, and asked whether they wanted their character to survive. Read more

PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on Finch’s Machine Struggles in Season 5

May 3, 2016 by  
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After nearly a year off our television screens, PERSON OF INTEREST is finally back.

Last season, Finch, Reese, and Root struggled to save the Machine as Samaritan operatives took them on. Team Machine was successful — but they had to compress the Machine into a briefcase and go on the run. Meanwhile, as Fusco attempted to take in Dominic and Elias, both men were killed in an ambush…which will leave Fusco with a lot of explaining to do.

I sat down with POI star Michael Emerson (Finch) as they were filming the eighth episode of the upcoming season to talk about how Team Machine is coping in season 5, rebuilding the Machine, and more.

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on the Show’s WGN America Run, Season 5’s ‘Events’

September 1, 2015 by  
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WGN America’s “Prime Crime” lineup is welcoming PERSON OF INTEREST to the mix on Tuesday, September 1st.

The network will air the first three episodes of the CBS drama — which just happens to be one of the best shows on television — from 7-10 PM ET/4-7 PM PT. The mini-marathon will continue over the next two weeks as WGN America airs POI and ELEMENTARY back-to-back for a total of 100 installments of the two shows. (There is also a Labor Day marathon planned, which will consist of six hours of each show.)

The move could be a big one for PERSON OF INTEREST — with the series not airing until midseason, this gives new fans the chance to catch up before the shortened fifth season launches on CBS.

I spoke with PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson (Harold Finch) about the series hitting syndication (and finally streaming on Netflix), the show’s evolution, and a tease of what’s to come in season 5…

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PERSON OF INTEREST Producers, Stars on Why a Shorter Season 5 Could Be a Good Thing

July 15, 2015 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST is in an unusual situation as it gears up for its upcoming fifth season: not only is the series being held until midseason, but its episode order count has been reduced from the normal 22/23 installments per year to, reportedly, 13 episodes.

At the show’s Comic-Con panel, POI creator Jonathan Nolan acknowledged they don’t know if the upcoming season will be the end, but “we’re very proud of the show…[and] if it’s the last season, no one is going to be disappointed with the story we tell.”

Before the panel, PERSON OF INTEREST star Jim Caviezel (Reese) shared he’s just focused on making the best show possible.

“We are where we are because every damn episode is so damn good,” he explained in the video below. “We don’t think about out there. We stay right here in the moment, today.”

Check out what else Caviezel, Nolan, and Michael Emerson (Finch) had to say about the shorter season, as well as co-showrunner Greg Plageman’s take on why this could actually be a good thing…

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GMMR TV Awards: We’re Preemptively Sorry You Got Robbed of an Emmy Nod (Male) – Vote Now!

June 19, 2015 by  
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After two weeks of Give Me My Remote readers nominating their television favorites from the past year, it’s time to vote for the 5th Annual GMMR TV Awards!

Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary per topic. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters from any series moved forward to the voting round.)

Next up: “We’re Preemptively Sorry You Got Robbed of an Emmy Nod (Male).”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

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David Boreanaz (BONES)

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GMMR TV Awards: Favorite Actor (Drama) – Vote Now!

June 15, 2015 by  
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After two weeks of Give Me My Remote readers nominating their television favorites from the past year, it’s time to vote for the 5th Annual GMMR TV Awards!

Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary per topic. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters from any series moved forward to the voting round.)

First up: “Favorite Actor (Drama).”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

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David Boreanaz (BONES)


And make sure to vote in all the other GMMR Awards categories here.

Want to make sure your pick takes the top spot? Tweet it! Tumblr it! Facebook it! “I just voted for [your favorite actor here] as Favorite Actor (Drama) in the GMMR TV Awards: http://bit.ly/1HKYHfn Vote now!”

Voting ends Friday, June 26th at 5 PM PT (8 PM ET), so happy voting!

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PERSON OF INTEREST Post-Mortem: Greg Plageman on Season 5’s ‘Greatest Mystery,’ Rebuilding the Machine, Exploring Backstories, and More

May 6, 2015 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST closed out its excellent fourth season with a traumatizing — and action-packed — finale, “YHWH.”

For POI co-showrunner Greg Plageman, he got to witness some of the fan reaction to the bloodshed and trauma via the POI writers’ room Twitter account.

“I think [the fans are] simultaneously horrified and engaged,” he laughed. “They know someone is going to die, they don’t know who it is, but they gotta stay engaged. It’s a lot of fun.”

With season 4 now behind us, I spoke with Plageman about what the writers have in store for season 5 — including the “greatest mystery,” if everyone we think is dead will stay dead, Martine’s unseen backstory, and much more…

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On the Set of PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Enrico Colantoni Tease ‘The Devil You Know’

November 24, 2014 by  
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poi-eliasElias has been a frequent foe — and occasional friend — to the PERSON OF INTEREST team, but in this Tuesday’s brand new episode, “The Devil You Know,” he’s going to need their help: Dominic and the Brotherhood have their sights set on Elias.

As Finch and Reese (who were clued in to the problems at the end of the last episode when Elias’ number popped up, again) struggle to help Elias, things get intense — when I was on set, I got to observe an awesome action sequence — as they go up against the Brotherhood.

I spoke with PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson (Finch) and frequent guest star Enrico Colantoni (Elias) about what fans can expect from “The Devil You Know”…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson on the Evolution of Finch and Their Season 4 Sanctuary

November 18, 2014 by  
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As PERSON OF INTEREST has evolved over the years, so have the characters within the series. And while PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson has been a steady fixture on television for years, we’re nearly at the point where Harold Finch will be the longest running character he’s played (surpassing his run on LOST as Ben Linus).

I spoke with Emerson on the show’s New York set about that milestone and the evolution of Finch, plus, why he loves their new subway sanctuary set…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson Teases Finch Going to Hong Kong, and Going Toe-to-Toe with Jessica Hecht

October 28, 2014 by  
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While the PERSON OF INTEREST gang remains firmly in their cover identities, this week’s new episode, “Pretenders,” leads Finch far away from the rest of the group: he’s going to Hong Kong!

I spoke with PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson (Finch) about Finch’s adventure, meeting up with someone there who might be Finch’s match (played by BREAKING BAD’s Jessica Hecht), and whether there would be any sort of romantic interest coming up…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson Teases ‘Prophets’ and Guest Star Jason Ritter

October 20, 2014 by  
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Jason Ritter is guest-starring on Tuesday’s episode of PERSON OF INTEREST as Simon Lee, a political pollster whose number comes up — and while Finch doesn’t necessarily trust Simon, series star Michael Emerson (Finch) pointed out his character is “capable of admiration for people with technical skills, programming skills. But also, people with a sound moral fiber, he likes.”

But, of course, characters liking each other on PERSON OF INTEREST doesn’t always lead to things going well. Check out what else Emerson teased about “Prophets”…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: ‘Nautilus’ Photos

September 17, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST may not have returned yet, but based on the episode description for the second hour of the season, “Nautilus,” it’s going to take a little while for the team to get fully back on track.

Check out photos of what’s in store…

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"Nautilus" -- Although Finch insists that he no longer wishes to help with new numbers, his interest is piqued when Reese (Jim Caviezel) learns that the newest POI is a brilliant college student engaged in a mysterious, life-and-death scavenger hunt, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, Sept. 30 (10:01-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeff Neumann/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

PERSON OF INTEREST returns Tuesday, September 23rd at 10 PM on CBS.

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

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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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THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW: PERSON OF INTEREST’s Michael Emerson Sings ‘Happy’

May 7, 2014 by  
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Need a little mid-week boost? PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson appeared on THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW on Tuesday, and in order to shake the perception that he’s super serious all the time, Emerson did a rendition of Pharrell Williams’ hit song, “Happy.” And it was glorious.

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PERSON OF INTEREST airs Tuesdays at 10 PM on CBS.

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