Person of Interest (TV series)

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama[2] television series that aired on CBS from September 22, 2011,[3] to June 21, 2016,[4] with its five seasons consisting of 103 episodes. The series was created by Jonathan Nolan; executive producers were Nolan, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Greg Plageman, Denise Thé, and Chris Fisher.

Person of Interest
Season 4 and 5 intertitle
Genre
Created byJonathan Nolan
Starring
ComposerRamin Djawadi
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes103 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Athena Wickham
  • Margot Lulick
  • Kathy Lingg
  • Stephen Semel
  • Erik Mountain
Production locationNew York City, New York
Cinematography
Editors
  • Scott Lerner
  • Scott Powell
  • Ryan Malanaphy
  • Ray Daniels III
  • Mark Conte
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) 
June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)

The series centers on a mysterious reclusive billionaire computer programmer, Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), who has developed a computer program for the federal government known as "the Machine" that is capable of collating all sources of information to predict terrorist acts and to identify people planning them. The series raises an array of moral issues, from questions of privacy and "the greater good", the concept of justifiable homicide, and problems caused by working with limited information programs.

Katharine Trendacosta noted that by the end of the series in 2016, Person of Interest had been transformed from a "crime-fighting show" with an entertaining plot device into "one of the best science-fiction series ever broadcast". The show won the 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama and the 2016 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Drama.


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