SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2014 is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE on CBS.com for their favorite Super Bowl Commercials. The special, hosted by Boomer Esiason, Analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game show THE NFL TODAY, and Sarah Shahi, star of the CBS drama Person Of Interest, will be broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Sponsors present their best commercials during the Super Bowl, and the big game wouldn’t be quite the same without them. For the advertising community, the Super Bowl is their Super Bowl, and often creates commercials specifically for the enormous viewership that the game provides. For many, watching the commercials is the most entertaining part of the Super Bowl. Advertisers try to get their money’s worth by rolling out their most creative and innovative spots. This one-hour special, now in its 14th year, will originate from MetLife Stadium, home of “Super Bowl XLVIII” and celebrates the pop culture phenomena that has become almost as big as the game itself.
Beginning today, viewers will get to vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercials from 10 categories (Office, User-Generated, Sexy, Beer, Crazy, Kids, Celebrity, Car, Animal and Soft Drink) and they will go head-to-head on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials/, where fans will be able to vote to determine the top three Super Bowl commercials. Those top three will advance to the live vote during the broadcast, when viewers will decide the outcome and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.
PERSON OF INTEREST
PREVIOUSLY ON… | Still reeling from Carter’s death, Reese retreated to his father’s bar in Colorado, where Fusco found him (for better or for worse). Finch and Shaw meanwhile met the mysterious Control (guest star Camryn Manheim), and in doing so discovered there may be a second Machine out there!
COMING UP NEXT | As EP Jonah Nolan puts it, no less that “a clusterf—k of villains” will target Team Machine in Episode 12 — including but not limited to Control and Vigilance. Describing the theme for the second half as “escalation,” Nolan says, “As taxing, difficult and ultimately lethal as the battle [with HR] was, that was just the beginning of the challenges put in front of our heroes.” Adds EP Greg Plageman: “We’re going to see these various entities jockey for control of The Machine or at least something commensurate with it,” triggering a situation “where Root starts to take matters into her own hands.” And what about Reese? Did Fusco beat some sense into the Man in the Suit? Not quite. “The loss of Carter created a rift between our guys on Team Machine as well as disillusionment on Reese’s part,” Plageman notes. “Something much bigger has to happen if he’s ever to come back into the fold.”
TV Line has the first promo for the Person of Interest November story – see it HERE
Today, Comcast and CBS announced they will increase the CBS content offered on both Xfinity Streampix and Xfinity On Demand, giving Xfinity TV customers even more opportunities to catch-up and stay current with a bigger selection of CBS’ hottest shows.
Expanding their partnership, CBS will offer all past seasons of The Good Wife on Xfinity Streampix, giving viewers the opportunity to start from the beginning and stay current with every episode of this seasonon Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity Streampix will also carry every past season of the WB hit show Charmed, adding to the already rich and extensive library of content, including entire past seasons of some of the most-watched series on TV, classic favorites, popular kids programming, plus a growing collection of hit movies.
“We are pleased to bring even more CBS programming to Comcast’s customers,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “Adding Streampix as an SVOD partner will enable more fans to catch up on past episodes and in turn support in-season viewership. And it also provides CBS with yet another way to monetize our content.”
Additionally, Comcast will offer more current primetime CBS TV shows for free through Xfinity On Demand and online at Xfinity.com/TV. Xfinity TV customers can now catch-up and stay current with an expanded selection of CBS’ popular returning shows such as 2 Broke Girls, Person Of Interest and The Mentalist, as well as new premiering series such as The Crazy Ones and Mom. CBS plans to make additional episodes of select series available throughout the season to provide viewers more opportunities to catch up.
There’s only one week to go before Person of Interest returns for a third season, but starting today, fans need only look as far as their own Facebook walls to find out the next person of interest!
The show today launched a Facebook app (via its official page) that allows fans to submit and edit an image of themselves from their own account that will then be assigned a location and threat level (by The Machine, of course). Fans then have the opportunity to submit the completed image to POI producers at Warner Bros. Television and possibly be seen in an upcoming episode.
Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman first teased the new feature during their panel at Comic-Con this summer.
Meanwhile, in further celebration of the show’s upcoming return on Sept. 24, EW has an exclusive clip from the season premiere to share. In it, Root is having a subtext-filled chat with her psychiatrist (the poor guy has no idea what he’s dealing with).