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Exclusive Person of Interest Video: Can Shaw Handle Her New Day Job?

Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Person of Interest's Shaw better get used to her new day job.

On the Season 4 premiere Finch (Michael Emerson), Reese (James Caviezel), Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Root (Amy Acker) try— key word: try— to adapt to the new identities (and mundane jobs) protecting them from Samaritan. In our exclusive clip below, Shaw isn't so keen on spraying perfume at the local department store. But as Root tells her, they must trust the machine.

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Ask Matt: Justified, CSI, Person of Interest, Resurrection and More!

Timothy Olyphant

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Justified is the very best cable has to offer. It is well written and the actors seem to have been born to play those characters. I cannot believe how you can love and hate a person at the same time, but with Boyd (Walton Goggins), that is the way it is. Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) is the good/bad guy that women want to love and men want to kill or the very least knock out! Please tell me that Art (Nick Searcy) and Raylan are going to end as friends. Raylan and Art were more than friends by the second season and I would hate to think Art would distance himself from Raylan because he did not intervene when Nicky Augustine got his just desserts! — Ann

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Wednesday Review: Harry Connick Idol-atry, BBC America's Fleming

Harry Connick Jr.

Who dat? Only the best thing to happen to American Idol in this post—Simon Cowell era.

Harry Connick Jr. may not be as instantly recognizable as his fellow Idol panelists Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but in a world where too many reality-show judges act more like cheerleaders (yes, The Voice, this even applies to you), this New Orleans crooner and accomplished cutup has what I'd call (apologies to Cowell) the X — or expert — factor. He's exceptionally entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and expansively personable — even when his explosive opinions earn him the labels  "Hatchet Harry" and "Harsh Harry" from the kinder, gentler Lopez and the occasional disgruntled contestant. But how can you not love an Idol judge who hates the word pitchy and refuses to be wowed by caterwauling vocal gymnastics?

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Person of Interest: Is This Fusco's Moment?

Kevin Chapman, Jim Caviezel

Person of Interest fans were stunned in November when the CBS drama killed off original cast member Taraji P. Henson's Detective Carter. But no one took it harder than her castmates. 

"I really miss working with Taraji," Kevin Chapman, who plays Carter's partner Detective Lionel Fusco, tells TVGuide.com. "She was very gracious, and we just really connected. We had a lot of fun. We'd go to basketball games together and dinners. I really miss having her around."

Postmortem: Person of Interest bosses, Taraji P. Henson break down shocking twist

Though Chapman misses his former scene partner, he's well aware of how much meaty material Carter's death has given him to play.... read more

Ask Matt: Grey's Anatomy, Person of Interest, Nashville, Homeland, NCIS

Clarke Peters and Taraji P. Henson

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I've decided it's time to ask you how would you like to see Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) leave Grey's Anatomy. This might come up more often as the season nears an end in May, but I can't stop thinking about it. While I love Cristina and aspire to be as fierce as she is, I think they should kill her off, but not in a mean way — in a way that could build a great emotional arc for Kevin McKidd (Owen). I think they should have one more romp in the sack where she gets pregnant and he convinces her to keep the baby this time, only to lose Cristina during the birth! I know I sound all evil genius right now, but I think that would give Owen more issues than he can handle and I think it will bring all those close to Cristina (especially Meredith) to a level of respecting Cristina's initial decision to never have kids. Just my thoughts. I think her exit will be flawless. Shonda Rhimes is a TV goddess and I'm sure will make us all proud. — Erica

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Postmortem: Person of Interest Bosses, Taraji P. Henson Break Down Shocking Twist

Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Person of Interest. Read at your own risk.]

The brain trust behind Person of Interest promised a hero would fall — it just wasn't exactly the hero some might have expected.

Although the promos for the CBS drama's three-part "Endgame" trilogy heavily suggested that Kevin Chapman's Fusco wouldn't make it out alive, Tuesday's episode pulled a switcheroo... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: War of the Worlds at 75, Women of Interest, Naked Vegas

Orson Welles

Today's history lesson: You shouldn't always believe what you hear. Long before TV, let alone social media like Twitter and Facebook, the medium of radio held sway over the public consciousness — and more to the point, the collective imagination — in a way that now seems hard for many to fathom. One visionary who understood its potential and power was Orson Welles, "prodigy and provocateur," who at the astonishingly precocious age of 23 triggered a Halloween eve panic in 1938 with his innovative and infamous CBS Radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.

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Sarah Shahi and Amy Acker Give Us a Debriefing on Their Person of Interest Characters

Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Root is out of the psych ward and ready to rock! On tonight's Person of Interest, Amy Acker's undeniably devious, possibly crazy cybercrusader has a long-awaited showdown with — and then teams up alongside — Sarah Shahi's cold-blooded supersoldier, Samantha Shaw. "Shaw knows that when she's with Root, s--t's gonna go down," Shahi says. "One or both of them will wind up in the hospital, but it's gonna be fun."

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Mega Buzz: A Parenthood Reunion, a Wonderland Villain and a Person Romance

Lauren Graham, Naveen Andrews, Sarah Shahi

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Sarah and Hank seemed to share a nice moment in the last episode of Parenthood. Could they be getting back together? — Samantha
ADAM:
 Not likely. Remember Sarah's obnoxious neighbor Carl? Despite that bad first impression, Sarah will be wooed by Carl when she attends an event honoring him for setting up medical clinics in Third World countries. (Too bad he didn't exactly invite Sarah as his date.) Making matters worse, Sarah meets a potential new photography client at the event, but she soon learns that her competition for the gig is... Hank.

Loving Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. But what is he really after? —Amanda
NATALIE:
"Jafar is not evil for evil's sake," executive producer Adam Horowitz tells us. "His actions come out of... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: Ladies' Night on POI, Frontline Tackles NFL Concussion Crisis

Sarah Shahi, Paige Turco and Taraji P. Henson

Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")

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