PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
Round 6 of May Madness was completed yesterday. For the 2nd time in the tournaments 5 year run, a canceled TV show won the championship. This time, by beating another canceled show. Person of Interest, the 2015 Best Of TV Awards winner for Best Action or Drama Program, added to its impressive list of awards & honours in the past year with a win over ABC sci-fi series & 2015 Best Of TV Awards Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy program winner, Forever. Much like the favorite Character final, this match up was very close early on, with only a 6 vote difference around 900 votes in. Then, Person of Interest pulled away. This was similar to what happened with both shows in the last 2 rounds, as Forever came out red hot in those rounds, while POI was a slow burn that turned into a 4 alarm fire down the stretch. A very telling stat, and 1 I have in the past tried to tell many fan bases, the lack of non twitter/facebook support for Forever. Almost 90% of votes for Forever came from voters coming to the site from a twitter or facebook post, while only 58% for POI came that way. Person of Interest essentially won, because they pushed their voting campaign to other corners of the internet.
Person of Interest features Jim Caviziel, Michael Emerson, Amy Acker, Kevin Chapman and Sarah Shahi. Created by Jonathan Nolan.
Person Of Interest defeated Greys Anatomy, Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine to get to the finals.
This years runner up, Forever has had a pretty impressive 2016.... for a show that hasnt had an episode air in 2016 & likely never will. The winner of the 2016 Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Program, Forever has felt the love from their fans, who still, despite the show ending many months ago, still are holding on hope someone will pick up the show.
Forever features Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Judd Hirsch, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz.
Created by Matthew Miller.
Forever defeated Pretty Little Liars, The Librarians, Supernatural, Agents Of SHIELD, & The Flash to get to the finals.
POI, despite their cancelation, will be eligible for next years May Madness tournament as Person of Interest is still airing episodes currently, Forever, this is likely the end of the line for this show, , as it is currently not developing new episodes after a cancellation many months ago, despite its fans online voices.
(1) Person of Interest 1553-822 (2) Forever