After rumors swirled about the fate of "Person of Interest" Season 5, fans of the CBS drama received good news Tuesday. CBS president Glenn Geller has announced the show will return this spring.
According to TVLine, Geller said at the Television Critics Association that the show would not be pushed to the off-season schedule in the summer. He said Season 5 would premiere during the spring, but did not give an exact premiere date. He also wouldn't say if Season 5 will the final installment of the program, but promised there will be "big, big surprises this season."
"We haven’t aired the show yet, and I’m not sure,” Geller said. "I think [the Season 5 finale] can function as both a season and series finale. The fans will be very satisfied."
While the fact the show will air this spring is good news, it does appear as though the upcoming season will be the final chapter. Executive producer J.J. Abrams revealed at TCA on Saturday that he guessed Season 5 would the show's last.
"The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued," Abrams said.
Last week, CBS released a new schedule for March, but the "Person of Interest" Season 5 premiere was nowhere to be found. Entertainment Weekly reported that the show was originally supposed to get a midseason premiere.
The fourth season came to a close in May 2015 when Finch (Michael Emerson) and Root (Amy Acker) were trying to save The Machine from rival Samaritan. The fate of The Machine was left hanging in the balance following a power serge, but fans will soon get answers when CBS premieres the new season.
Watch a "Person of Interest" Season 5 promo below: