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'Person of Interest' adds Sarah Shahi to cast

CBS' "Person of Interest" just got a lot more interesting.

Sarah Shahi

The suspense drama announced today that Sarah Shahi ("Fairly Legal") would be upgraded to a series regular when the series returns for its third season this fall.

Shahi has appeared on the high concept series in several episodes during its second season, portraying Samantha Shaw, a former Marine turned operative with the highly secretive Intelligence Support Activity organization. Shaw operates within similar parameters as Jim Caviezel's John Reese and Michael Emerson's Harold Finch, stopping terrorists before their plots can cause any harm.

At the time, the actress teased that the multiple episode guest arc had the potential to become something more, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "All I've been told is that it's a multi-episode arc, and they can use me as much as they would like to through the end of their year."

News of the casting comes along with the announcement by CBS that "Person of Interest" would be relocated from its Thursday 9 PM EST home to a new Tuesday night time slot at 10 PM EST.

What do you think about the addition of Shahi to the cast? Could she add a new dynamic to the pre-crime exploits of Reese and Finch?

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Written by: kyleiam
May 15th, 2013, 7:38 am


Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2013, 7:50 pm
Bad writing for her character. She's not a man. Could be a great actress but this 'female' role is far too masculine to be believable. Women don't growl. We smile then get you when you least expect it. Ladies...dare you to say it isn't so! Ha!

Message Posted On May 18th, 2013, 5:12 am
Definitely a plus. I enjoy her performance in "Life" & "Fairly Legal" and she fit in quite nicely in "Person of Interest".

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Message Posted On May 17th, 2013, 8:18 pm

I love her tough-as-nails character. It's a great thing to see. And she has wonderful integrity. I think now might be a good time to start the chant:


Spin off! Spin off!




Message Posted On May 17th, 2013, 12:33 pm
my thoughts exactly

Message Posted On May 16th, 2013, 12:13 am
Mmmmhhh ..."and they can use me as much as they would like to through the end of their year.". Who wouldn't want that kinda deal with her ? :)

Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Great news, great chemistry with other cast. Now hoping Enrico Colantoni returns too.

Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 9:21 am
Bring it on. This show can do no wrong. From a Bear fan.

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 8:02 am

As a Person of Interest viewer, I have zero problems with more Sarah Shahi in my life.

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