According to Shadow & Act, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler spoke about the controversy at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour, saying she was “extremely pleased” with the show’s ratings [1. "Person of Interest" averages 13 million viewers per episode.] and has “high hopes” for the show’s future [2. The show has yet to be renewed for a second season.] and Taraji’s character in particular.
“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.”
This is great news for Taraji, who many thought would suffer for speaking out. The 41-year old actress even apologized for her poor use of language when commenting about the snub on her Facebook page.
I look forward to hearing what Taraji has to say about her role now and if she thinks speaking up is what caused CBS and the show’s producers to re-evaluate her role on the show.