Is ‘Person of Interest’ season 5 really set for summer premiere?

POIThe mystery surrounding the fifth and potentially final season of “Person of Interest” continues to burn bright.

Today, CBS announced many of their spring schedule changes, and this included moving “Elementary” to Sundays and also pushing back the premiere of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” until March 16. Unfortunately, there was really no news at all regarding the future of the Michael Emerson drama, which means to us mostly that the show is either going to be coming on at some point in late April, or it’s being saved until summer.

At the moment, we’d almost prefer the latter since this at least gives the show some sort of an opportunity to continue beyond this season, at least if there is a glimmer of hope for it at all. (CBS may go ahead and just announce that it is the final season, given that they don’t seem to be that interested in putting it on their main schedule this season in the first place.) “Person of Interest” would have far less competition in the summer from some other networks, and who knows? Maybe they’d have more of an interest in promoting it with some of the space and flexibility that they would have.

CBS at the moment could use some more summer stalwarts. “Under the Dome” and “Extant” both were canceled last summer due to low ratings, and while “Zoo” was renewed, we’re not all that optimistic for its future unless people really got addicted to it on Netflix over the course over the time in which it was off the air. (We don’t see that happened.)

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