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CBS Boss Says Taraji P Henson's "Person Of Interest" Role Marginalized; Significant Creative Changes Coming!

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 11, 2012 at 9:49PM

Months later, after the rah-rah over her noticeable ommision from the series' early marketing materials, the TV Guide cover snub, and concern that all of that added up to a limited role for her on the program (all very-well covered here on S&A)... 
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Months later, after the rah-rah over her noticeable ommision from the series' early marketing materials, the TV Guide cover snub, and concern that all of that added up to a limited role for her on the program (all very-well covered here on S&A)... 

At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour earlier today, Wednesday, CBS’ entertainment president Nina Tassler acknowledged that although she was “extremely pleased” with the ratings performance of Person of Interest, she confirmed that the network requested a significant creative change to the series where Taraji P. Henson's character is concerned, stating “We felt that the Carter [Taraji P. Henson] character was somewhat marginalized. We felt that the Carrter character was too peripheral... we asked if they [the show's producers] were open to bringing [her] into the superhero cave. It was a plan that they had in place, but more for the end of the season. We asked them if they were open to moving that up. We felt it was a key ingredient to [help] the show grow and expand.

I'm wondering what may have prompted this request/move on Tassler's part. 

Regardless, changes are acoming; it looks like viewers will be seeing a lot more Taraji on the series than they have thus far!

Tassler also added that she has "high hopes" for the future of the series, although a second season hasn't been ordered yet.

Worth noting, Person Of Interest is one of the better-rated new dramas of the season, drawing a just under 13 million viewers per episode.

So here's the million-dollar question; after all that chatter about the show (specifically Taraji's involvement in it) last year, how many of you actually watch the series? Secondly, if you haven't been watching, does the above quote from CBS brass inspire you to start watching it now?

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