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PERSON OF INTEREST
Air Date: Thursday, May 02, 2013
Time Slot: 9:01 PM-10:01 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#2J7221) "Zero Day"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE COUNTDOWN ON A MYSTERIOUS VIRUS CAUSES THE MACHINE TO MALFUNCTION JUST AS THE POI TEAM TRIES TO LOCATE AN ELUSIVE MILLIONAIRE WHOSE NUMBERS COME UP, ON "PERSON OF INTEREST," THURSDAY, MAY 2

Carrie Preston, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi, Brett Cullen, Jay O. Sanders and John Nolan Guest Star

"Zero Day" - Reese and Finch realize that a virus has rendered The Machine erratic, causing it to issue numbers irregularly. As they race against the viral countdown, the team searches for a tech millionaire so elusive no one has ever seen him. Also, Detective Carter's mission to bring Cal Beecher's murderer to justice lands her squarely within the sights of the HR criminal organization, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, May 2 (9:01 - 10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Carrie Preston, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi, Brett Cullen, Jay O. Sanders and John Nolan guest star.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jim Caviezel (Reese)
Michael Emerson (Finch)
Taraji P. Henson (Detective Carter)
Kevin Chapman (Detective Fusco)

RECURRING CAST:

Carrie Preston (Grace Hendricks)
Amy Acker (Root)
Sarah Shahi (Sam Shaw)
Brett Cullen (Nathan Ingram)
Jay O. Sanders (Special Counsel)
Boris McGiver (Hersh)
Al Sapienza (Detective Raymond Terney)
John Nolan (Greer)

GUEST CAST:

Kevyn Morrow (IAB Detective Ed Solis)
Opal Alladin (Claudia Sugarman)
Carter Gill (Office Drone)
Mike Masters (ESU Captain)
Sydney James Harcourt (NYPD Uniform)

WRITTEN BY: Amanda Segel and David Slack

DIRECTED BY: Jeffrey Hunt

RATING: To Be Announced

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PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
Returns Tuesday, September 23
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fourth) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television's #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Acker as Root
· Jim Caviezel as Reese
· Kevin Chapman as Detective Fusco
· Michael Emerson as Finch
· Sarah Shahi as Shaw
· Taraji P. Henson as Carter
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bryan Burk as EP
· David Semel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Plageman as EP
· J.J. Abrams as EP
· Jonathan Nolan as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bad Robot Productions
· Warner Bros. Television