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Sci-Fi Cancellation Watch: What’s Alive, What’s Dead, And What’s Brand New

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Renewed: Person of Interest

Canceled: Intelligence

The Bottom Line: No surprises here at all. I still need to go back and give Person of Interest a second chance, as all I keep hearing is that it transformed itself from a dry procedural with an admittedly good cast into a genuinely compelling exploration of artificial intelligence. And one that’s about to enter its fourth season! That’s damned impressive on CBS, a network whose lineup is largely made up of sitcoms, reality shows, and programs with CSI or NCIS somewhere in the title. Also, Amy Acker is on Person of Interest now! I am a sucker for Amy Acker, and not just because she’s from my hometown.

Can’t say I’ll be sad to see Intelligence go. I made it two episodes before I bailed on the show, which was basically a straight-faced, less entertaining version of Chuck, and one that squandered the talents of Josh Holloway. Say, is Person of Interest hiring…?

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Comments

  1. Mark Woodhead says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Fox should be banned from even attempting to air anything sci-fi or cutting edge. Their execs are about as cutting edge in their understanding of good sci-fi as an under-inflated beach ball. Leave the promising series to some network that actually has some vision and not just a bunch of bean-counters in a dark room.

  2. Frank Tesch says:

    You also forgot that they are bringing back heroes to NBC

  3. skeets11 says:

    Revolution had a scattershot story-line, but I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I am much more upset about Almost Human. It was smartly written and a new concept, which was too much for the average 79IQ TV viewer and Fox executive.