'Person of Interest' season 5 news: Fans petition for renewal; The Machine is still broken in sneak peek


CBS TV Network has yet to announce their final plans for the hit show “Person of Interest,” whether they will cancel or renew it after its fifth season. But fans took it upon themselves to appeal for its renewal as they are looking forward to at least one last run, presumably to wrap things up. 

An online petition has been set up on Change.org, requesting CBS and other interested TV networks such as NBC, FOX Broadcasting Company, Warner Brothers and even the giant streaming service site Netflix to contemplate picking up their beloved series after its rumored final airing next year which will have 13 episodes. 

The description reads, “Person of Interest is one of the most unique shows on TV today. It has built a large fan base that reaches from America to China to Turkey and everywhere in between. The show is so great in fact that newer TV shows are copying it. We’ve built great friendships around this show. It entertains us, thrill us, makes us cry and makes us laugh. It gives us LGBT representation and gives us some of the truest representations of a mental disorder.”

It also mentions that the viewers do not want the show to disappear as they have been fighting to keep it alive before. 

The target signees the petition needs is 15,000. At the time of writing, it is only short of 1,900 supporters to let the broadcasters see how much people are hoping that their favorite show could continue telling its narrative. 

Meanwhile, during the New York Comic Con, showrunner Greg Plageman, together with producers Margot Lulick and Chris Fisher, hinted at the upcoming fifth season. They showcased a sneak peek with The Machine’s facial recognition on the fritz as it seems like it may take some time before it can properly function again. 

Moreover, fans can also nominate “Person of Interest” for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards in the categories of “Favorite TV Crime Drama” and “Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor” for Jim Caviezel.   

Season 5 of “Person of Interest” is slated to air in 2016.