Person of Interest's Jim Caviezel
Cast member Jim Caviezel is pictured at the premiere of the film "When The Game Stands Tall" in Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

In recent months, rumors continue to circulate that “Person of Interest” ("POI") Season 5 will be the last. Even executive producer J.J. Abrams believe that the CBS TV series has a small chance of being renewed after 2016.

“My guess is it is the final season. The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued. Jonah [Nolan] and Greg Plageman have done such an amazing job on that show. I know what these episodes are, that they’re done wrapping [the story] up,” Abrams told Cinema Blend.

In 2015, CBS ordered 13 episodes of “Person of Interest” instead of the usual 22. The same approach was used when “The Mentalist” was ordered for the last time on the Eye Network. CBS head Nina Tassler has not yet confirmed the cancellation, although several media think it seems very likely.

Fans of the show have Season 5 to look forward to. Abrams said that there is not a definite launch date at the moment, but the episodes will eventually be watched. He said that it was a miracle to have the show stay on air for as long as it has. He is grateful for what “Person of Interest” has accomplished and would have loved to see it continue.

The show was confirmed to return in spring 2016 on CBS. The sci-fi drama will feature more of Root (Amy Acker) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi)in the rumored final season. Root will still be struggling between Shaw and the Machine. Acker said that both are priorities to Root. Previously, her character had to make the crucial decision that if she did not do everything to save the Machine, there was also no reason to save Shaw. Season 5 was reportedly made with the idea of making it the series ender. Acker added that she is optimistic that Root, Shaw, the Machine and Bear will all have a happy ending if it will be indeed the final season.

Entertainment Weekly reveals that during the Television Critics Association, CBS entertainment President Glenn Geller announced that they ordered 13 episodes. He said that they have not aired the show yet, so he is also not sure whether Season 5 will be the last.

Check out IGN's interview with the show's female leads here.

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