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PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS Thursday, at 1000 ET

 PTC Summary:

(CBS/drama)
9:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday

Production Companies: Bad Robot, Warner Brothers Television
Producers: Joshua Levey and Margot Lulick
Creator: Jonathan Nolan

Mr. Finch is a wealthy computer programmer who designed a crime prediction computer for the US government after 9/11, and found that it could not only predict large-scale terror attacks, but smaller crimes as well.  Finch seeks out Reese, a former special forces and CIA agent who lost his girlfriend to crime. With Reese’s combat and surveillance skills and Finch’s unlimited finances and technology, and assisted by police detectives Jocelyn Carter and Lionel Fusco, the group uses their own brand of vigilantism to save innocent victims from crime.  This season, Carter and Fusco are joined in helping Reese on the streets by a cranky, tough assassin named Shaw.

The morality of the protagonists on Person of Interest is ambiguous. Even though Finch and Reese are “good guys” fighting for justice, they do many illegal things, such as using illegal wiretaps, traces, and weapons.  Though the program involves violence such as shootings, beatings, car chases, and guns held on people in a threatening way, there is little blood or graphic content shown.  Language used in the series includes the words “bastard,” “ass,” “bitch,” “bitch,” “damn,” and “hell,” used infrequently.  Sex is not a problem for the program.

Person of Interest is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Ratings Legend

Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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