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Person of Interest: Fargo's Josh Close to Recur During 'Best Season Ever'

Person of Interest will feature at least one fresh face during its upcoming season.

Josh Close, who played brother to Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard during Season 1 of FX’s Fargo, will recur on Season 5 the CBS drama, co-showrunner Greg Plageman told TVLine on Saturday night at a party celebrating the series’ 100th episode.

Plageman offered no details on Close’s role, other than to say he plays a “very interesting” character — in what is poised to be the series’ strongest season to date, in the opinion of several cast members I spoke to at the soiree.

“I honestly can say that Season 5 is the best season we’ve ever had,” Kevin Chapman, who plays Fusco, effused. “The action, the performances, the subject matter…. Everything. They’ve really gone above and beyond.”

In addition to Fargo, Close’s previous TV credits include ABC’s The Unusuals and episodes of The Blacklist, 12 Monkeys, Legends and Justified.

POI‘s 13-episode Season 5 will premiere sometime at midseason.

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26 Comments
  1. Tony Lang says:

    Nice to know that the last season will be “the series’ strongest season to date”. Always good to go out on a high note.

    • JC says:

      It has not been confirmed anywhere that this is the last season.

      • Indeed, but only three episodes left to make and yet there are no rush from any other channel to grab the show. If they finish without any – at least promising – deal the cast and crew should look after new jobs and if they find it will be hard to get them together again. The pilot filming season is coming.

        • JC says:

          Um, no. First of all, the show is still with CBS. They could still keep it and they have to decide not to before any other avenues are looked at. The cast isn’t released from their contracts as soon as they finish filming season 5.

        • Mario says:

          How do you know about when they are released from the series the actors and actress. CBS never confirmed it was the last season. Everyone is just guessing because they gave them a short season. Everyone is speculating. I hope they bring it back I wish this was a full 22 episode season. They are stupid for doing this 13 episodes in season. Fifth season.

          • Mario says:

            How do you know about when they are released from the series the actors and actress. CBS never confirmed it was the last season. Everyone is just guessing because they gave them a short season. Everyone is speculating. I hope they bring it back I wish this was a full 22 episode season. They are stupid for doing this 13 episodes in season. Fifth season.

      • Paul says:

        No, it hasn’t. However, CBS has recently established a certain pattern in how they usher shows into retirement, and the way they are handling PoI is consistent with that pattern.

  2. Hi Matt, there were a “send us your question” call on twitter before the 100th episode party – could you tell when the article about them is planned to publish?

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope POI should be placed in the 10 pm Wednesday night time slot come mid-season putting Code Black on hiatus. BTW, is Josh Close related to Eric Close (actor who was on Without a Trace and Nashville)?

    • johnhelvete says:

      I think the Criminal Minds spinoff would get that slot. CBS also has Rush Hour for midseason as well. I fully expect POI to get “The Mentalist” treatment and air in two different timeslots like that show did. No relation between Josh and Eric Close.

  4. Moonlight4evr says:

    POI is the best written and acted show on CBS. As usual the OLD network does not recognize quality television. POI has millions of fans that watch the show and for that it gets a short season. As a fan of Longmire and The Glades that were cut short by their network get a clue and renew POI now. Otherwise, a smarter younger network will come along and snap it up.

    • tvjunkie says:

      If they didn’t recognize quality television the show would have been canceled after last season. What you don’t seem to recognize is that CBS is a business and the ratio of viewers vs cost of making the show is not very good these days. A lesser quality show would not have survived for even a shorter season.

  5. tray says:

    best ever season? if you say so

  6. Kansas Blutbad says:

    Best show on TV. More plot in any 1 show than any other show. Never any filler. 13 episodes vs. 23 is especially criminal for this show.!!

  7. Don Creek says:

    one of the best show’s on tv. hope it does not end.they are missing one lady that was kidnapped.

  8. Mary says:

    I love Person of Interest. I would like to see some reruns of POI. Instead I get nothing. Please start season 5 soon.

  9. Juanika Hogue says:

    They need to bring back POI and do away with Limitless and Supergirl. I sure hope they won’t last. Been there seen that. I also wish they could end Madam Secetary as well, not deling that one either.

  10. bee cee says:

    i gave up on the bloopers vid because the stupid background music made it nearly impossible to hear the DIALOGUE

  11. Marvin says:

    Persons of interest is one of the best tv shows i’ve ever had the pleasure to watch.I really hope season 5 is not the last!!

  12. Richard Toler says:

    I just finished watching all four Seasons of Person of Interest on Netflix and I love it! If the ratings were not good, it is because CBS did a poor job of marketing the show. Writing, acting, production design, story line is first rate. I lost track of the show in the wake of my NBC favorites. Was POI on Hulu? If not, it should have been. I hope CBS is smart enough to continue it and place it in a better time slot.