PERSON OF INTEREST and ELEMENTARY will be premiering on WGN
Do you remember the first few seasons of Person of Interest? If you caught it live you did. But if you wanted to catch it on Video on Demand (VoD) after the fact, you were screwed because the distributor restricted air time for the show across the various platforms.
I either watched it in summer reruns or wrote off the eps I missed.
If you've heard all kinds of good things about Person of Interest but never saw it from the beginning, now is your chance.
Or did you miss the first season or so of Elementary?
First, I highly recommend both shows. They are fun to watch.
But now you can catch them from the start because with WGN acquiring the off-network rights to these two hits, you can start watching them.
WGN will be airing these shows starting Monday, August 31 (Elementary) and Tuesday, September 1st (PoI). WGN is planning on cranking out a 100-episode block of cop programming which will also inlcude Blue Bloods.
On August 31st Elementary will air six back-to-back episodes on August 31. Then Person of Interest will have a three episode start, followed by three more eps of Elementary.
Then during the Labor Day television marathon, (Monday, Sep 7) WGN will present both shows in a 12-hour run.
As far as their present seasons go, Elementary will premiere season four on on CBS on Thursday, Nov. 5.
with it's shortened and probably last season, Person of Interest is slated for a mid-season date that CBS has not announced yet.
via press release:
WGN America becomes the exclusive cable destination for TV’s most popular procedurals, “Elementary” (which critics called "gripping" and "edgy") and “Person of Interest” (touted as "gritty" and a "rare crime drama"), premiering Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, respectively, in the network’s new “Prime Crime” line-up. Airing weekdays, back-to-back, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT, the two hit crime dramas join fan-favorite “Blue Bloods,” in the new programming block that kicks off with a binge-worthy 100-episode event. Over the first two weeks, a total of 100 installments of “Elementary” and “Person of Interest” will give viewers the opportunity to watch these compelling series from the very beginning, diving into the cases and capers that have unfolded since their television debuts. WGN America acquired the exclusive off-network rights to the coveted dramas in 2014.
In "Elementary," Jonny Lee Miller (who plays Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (who plays Dr. Watson) are a modern-day crime solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases; and in "Person of Interest," Michael Emerson (in the role of billionaire Harold Finch) and Jim Caviezel (as CIA operative John Reese) prevent violent crimes before they happen with the help of an advanced surveillance system known as "The Machine." Taraji P. Henson, who currently stars in "Empire," is a regular in the first four seasons of the series.
Monday, August 31 (7:00 pm – 1:00 a.m./ET)
• “Elementary” debuts with six back-to-back episodes
Tuesday, September 1 (7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m./ET)
• “Person of Interest” debuts with three back-to-back episodes, followed by three episodes of “Elementary”
Labor Day Marathon, Monday, September 7 (1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m./ET)
• 12-hour marathon features episodes of both “Elementary” and “Person of Interest”
Representing the two most significant acquisitions across cable premiering in 2015, “Elementary” and “Person of Interest” continue WGN America’s transformation as an entertainment destination with popular originals, including breakout hit “Salem,” Emmy-nominated “Manhattan” and upcoming dramas “Underground” and “Outsiders,” both premiering next year.
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