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J.J. Abrams: Person Of Interest Is Likely In Its Final Season

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While he’s been helping with the promotion of Hulu’s 11.22.63, J.J. Abrams dropped some bad news on us: this upcoming season of Person of Interest is likely its last.

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We’re not even sure when Season 5 will air, but the fact that it’s only been picked up for another 13 episodes was never good news to start with. Speaking at a panel at the Television Critics Association yesterday, Abrams mentioned that whenever this season airs, it’ll likely be the end.

“My guess is it is the final season,” Abrams said during a panel for his Hulu series11.22.63. “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued.”

He confirmed that creator/executive producer Jonah Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman are treating the upcoming episodes as POI‘s last.

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Hopefully, with this knowledge up front, they’ll get to tie up everything in good order, bringing this excellent show to a fitting conclusion. Don’t expect there to be a happy ending, though.

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DISCUSSION

Dr Emilio Lizardo

It’s one of the best shows on TV, but I kind of feel like they’ve told their story. They could probably keep it going a little while longer, but this should be enough.

Now tell us about the spinoff starring Bear.