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On Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 6:30 pm ET, in New York City, the Paley Center will feature actors Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, and Sarah Shahi and creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan of Person of Interest to discuss Season 3 of this highly acclaimed TV show. Ticket go on sale September 25 (for Paley Center members and on September 25 for the general public. Cost is $25.00 for member and $30.00 for the general public. This even will be streamed live at 7:20 pm ET, just click here for the link. Here’s the actual write up from the center itself:
Person of Interest
Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:30 pm ET
Jonathan Nolan, Creator/Executive Producer
Actors Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, and creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan are among the people of interest who make CBS’s Person of Interest one of the most provocative shows on television, assuming even greater relevance in the wake of recent revelations of widespread government surveillance programs. Created by Nolan (whose previous works include collaborations with his brother Christopher:Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), the series, now in its third season, stars Caviezel as John Reese, a presumed-dead former CIA agent who teams up with the mysterious billionaire Harold Finch (Emerson) to thwart violent crimes that Finch’s surveillance software invention has identified as about to happen (Time magazine calls them “quasi-legal vigilantes – using power to achieve a definite good, saving the lives of the innocent”). Though typically classified as a crime show—TV Guide praised it as a “rare crime drama that revels in actual mystery, its dark, paranoid tone embodied by two damaged heroes”—Nolan himself told a San Diego Comic Con audience over the summer that he is “unabashed about the fact that it’s a science fiction show.” When news broke this year of PRISM and other real-life government surveillance programs, television critics were quick to draw analogies to Finch’s invention, The Machine, and Nolan responded by saying, “Now that reality has caught up to us, we aim to push a little further in the third season out into that science-fiction space.”
Critics have lauded Person of Interest not only for its riveting, thought-provoking concept, but also its artful depiction of a post–9/11 universe and its splendidly nuanced characterizations. The series also stars Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapmanas New York detectives, and adds Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi, both joining the regular cast this season. Joining Nolan and JJ Abrams as executive producers are Greg Plageman and Bryan Burk.
Tickets on sale to Paley Members Wed. Sept. 25 at noon.
On sale to the general public Fri. Sept. 27 at noon.
You can watch the panel stream live.
7:20 pm ET (4:20 pm PT)
Larger version of the photo featured in this article is available to be viewed here.
Michael Emerson Previews Person of Interest Season 3: A Distracted Machine, a Bigger Team, and More
September 23rd, 2013 12:08 PM by Jim Halterman
Thanks to TV Fanatic’s exclusive interview with new Person of Interest regular Sarah Shahi last week, we learned a lot about what Samantha Shaw will be up to this fall, beginning with tomorrow night’s Season 3 premiere.
But what about Finch?
One of the highlights of my recent set visit in New York City was sitting on a park bench with Michael Emerson and talking about what the new season holds for Finch, the Machine and why Finch is so connected to Root. Read on for a revealing primer regarding this character and the hit drama in general…
TV Fanatic: Going into Season 3, how would you describe that new chapter in terms of Finch’s journey?
Michael Emerson: I would say that Season 3 offers us a new plateau of complication. One of the givens in the show up until this point was that the Machine was somewhere and was under someone’s control. Now we have to contend with a little bit different landscape. Now the Machine appears to be mobile, appears to be, to an extent, sentient or independent.
It’s an independent operator with many human qualities, and the worst of it is, or the best, is that the Machine now seems to have decided that it has a list of friends. A list of friends that Mr. Finch did not draw up. A list of friends that he might not approve. So we don’t have the Machine’s undivided attention. I don’t know what that’s going to mean. That could make things a little tricky.
TVF: It’s like the Machine’s gone rogue, in a way.
ME: It has, kind of. It’s become unmoored or untethered.
By Emma Bazilian
September 20, 2013, 12:06 AM EDT
Who Michael Emerson
Accomplishments Stars as Harold Finch on CBS’ Person of Interest (Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24); Emmy Award winner for his roles on Lost and The Practice
Base New York
What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
As soon as I get out of bed, I turn on WNYC on the radio. The second thing I do is go to the door and see if The New York Times is laying there. I look at the front page to see if there’s anything shocking or anything I need to make calls about.
So you’re a print reader?
Yes. I think it has to do with my background as an illustrator and graphic designer. I am so accustomed to having that size sheet in my hand. I have more trouble when I try to read the Times online. It’s all there, the same words and the same photos, but I can’t quite warm up to the format as much as the paper. Someday they’ll stop printing the actual paper, and then I guess I’ll make the transition.
Which magazines do you read?
I used to subscribe to more magazines than I do now, but I found that they nagged at me if I didn’t read them. So now it’s just The New Yorker and Poetry magazine. The latter isn’t too time-sensitive, so if I let a couple stack up, it’s all right.
What are your favorite titles from a design standpoint?
The New Yorker is so wonderful and old school. Those fonts, those page layouts, those interstitial little line drawings—it has a look that is its own and always will be. But then there are some more cutting-edge magazines like Wired where people are playing around with digital and typefaces and collages and letting things bleed into the margins.
Are you involved in social media?
No. You know what? As a guy who plays the fictional inventor of those things on TV, I’m less inclined to do them now. I’ve done so many storylines on Person of Interest that have to do with transparency and the lack of privacy once you’ve put yourself out there.
Are you a TV junkie?
My wife [actress Carrie Preston] watches everything. We watch Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, The Americans, Elementary … all kinds of shows, the shows we have friends in and the shows we think are gripping.
Do you and Carrie watch your own shows?
We do. It’s a way to get craftsman-like feedback—what’s working, what isn’t, have I fallen into any ruts, that sort of thing—but also to see the finished product of this thing we labor over so intensely. It’s usually pleasing.
Do you carry any media with you when you’re traveling around the city?
I like to carry a small, portable something to read with me, like the [Times] Book Review. That folds up nicely. And I have a little Kindle, so if I’m really gripped by a book I’ll carry it around. But I don’t listen to music in public—I don’t want to be any more cut off from the events around me, like a careening automobile. Maybe I’m just paranoid. I probably get that from the shows that I do.
What’s your biggest digital indulgence?
I’m such a radio-holic. I have these wonderful radio apps. I get KCRW from L.A. streaming digitally so I can listen to it night and day, and a thing called TuneIn radio where you can get any radio station on the planet that streams digitally. I could waste hours just dialing around, listening to what’s playing on the radio in Rio de Janeiro or Cape Town at this moment. It delights me.
The Person of Interest website is having a contest and giving out
SEASON 2 AUTOGRAPHED BLU-RAY or COMIC-CON KEY CARDS CONTEST
(1) The release of the “Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray/DVD/UVV Combo Pack)” and “Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season DVD” – Both On Sale Now!
(2) The fast-approaching POI Season 3 Premiere – airing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10 PM on CBS; and
(3) The also approaching First Anniversary of the Person of Interest Discussion Forum
GRAND PRIZE: Warner Bros. has graciously offered to award one of our Forum Members the prize of One (1) Person of Interest Season 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack signed by Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel (for North American residents only due to DVD Region 1 restrictions).
FIRST PRIZE is a set of the San Diego Comic-Con Key Cards – awarded by the Forum Moderators to one (1) Non-North American resident only.
Here’s an example:
CONTEST ENDS ON MONDAY, 9/9/2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern
For all the details and to enter, please visit HERE
Fun stuff with Person of Interest:
Harold Wren’s Universal Heritage Insurance page is back up and running, and a working phone number again!
Mr. Wren is one of Harold Finch’s covers that he has used in the past. When you call 917-285-7362, you will hear Harold say that he is unavailable. If you send an email, you will get a reply back saying that there is a high volume of requests, but you have been assigned a ticket number.