CBS has confirmed the next season of its highly popular sci-fi drama series "Person of Interest." However, much to the disappointment of fans, the channel also confirmed that Season 5 will be the last season of the show.

For months, fans were speculating regarding the fate of next season of "Person of Interest." Though the confirmation came as a pleasant surprise, they are unhappy that the show is finally going to end.

In an interview with IGN, executive producers of the series, Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman talked about the conclusion of the series.

"We're extremely excited to be able share this final season with the fans," Nolan and Plageman said. "We're eternally grateful to our amazing cast and crew, as well as our partners at the studio and network."

The producers dedicated the last series of "Person of Interest" to the fans who helped the show bag the Favourite TV Crime Drama award at this year's People's Choice Awards.

Thanking the fans for making the show popular, Nolan and Plageman said, "As life has come to imitate 'Person of Interest,' it's been our great privilege to work on show for the past five seasons. We can't wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter."

Season 5 of "Person of Interest" will premiere May 3 and the first episode will be titled "B.S.O.D." Afterwards, the network will air two episodes every week, beginning Monday May 9. Episode 2 titled "SNAFU" will air May 9, while third episode titled "Truth Be Told" will be aired May 10.

Though the show has been confirmed to be cancelled after Season 5, fans are trying their best to save the series. A petition has been launched on to encourage Netflix to pick up the show once Season 5 ends.

The petition page reads: "With CBS cancelling the show it gives another network a chance to finally pick it up. We're hoping that Netflix will pick it up."