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  • Simon Baker Discusses Life After the Mentalist Link

  • CBS is running re-runs of the show every night after the news through June (to replace David Letterman).
     

  • Review of "The Mentalist: Season 7"
     

  • Vote for The Mentalist for Favorite TV Crime Drama, for Robin Tunney for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress, and for Simon Baker for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor, in the People's Choice Awards! http://vote.peopleschoice.com
     

  • CBS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR “THE MENTALIST” AND “UNDERCOVER BOSS”
    “The Mentalist” Begins Its Final Season Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT, Moving to
    Its Regular Wednesday 8:00 PM Time Period Jan. 7, with a Special Two-Hour Series Finale Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8:00-10:00 PM
    As part of a year-round strategy of more original programming and fewer repeats, CBS announced today the season premiere dates of THE MENTALIST and UNDERCOVER BOSS. Both programs will bridge the time periods between the fall finales and the spring premieres of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE.
    The seventh and final season of THE MENTALIST will premiere Sunday, Nov. 30 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT*), where it will air new episodes for five weeks through December. When THE GOOD WIFE returns on Sunday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), THE MENTALIST will shift to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time slot on Jan. 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). MADAM SECRETARY will also return Sunday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
    The sixth season of UNDERCOVER BOSS will begin with three special Sunday broadcasts, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and Dec. 21 and 28 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On Jan. 2, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.
    “One of the goals this season was to keep expanding our lineup of year-round, original programming and have fewer repeat cycles,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime. “We’re fortunate to have two popular, proven ratings winners in THE MENTALIST and UNDERCOVER BOSS to seamlessly join our schedule.”
    About THE MENTALIST
    THE MENTALIST stars Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Rockmond Dunbar, Joe Adler and Josie Loren. Bruno Heller, Chris Long and Tom Szentgyorgyi are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.
     

  • CBS SWEEPS EVERY HOUR ON SUNDAY IN VIEWERS
    "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" Win in Viewers
    CBS swept every hour on Sunday in viewers with 60 MINUTES, THE AMAZING RACE, THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 27.
    THE MENTALIST was first in viewers (8.68m) and adults 25-54 (1.8/04), and tied for first with ABC in adults 18-49 (1.2/03).
    For the night, CBS was first in viewers (9.20m), second in adults 25-54 (2.1/05, -0.1 behind ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.5/04, with FOX, -0.2 behind ABC). CBS won Sunday in viewers for the eighth consecutive week.
     

  • CBS' Fall 2014 Schedule: Big Bang and More Move, Half Men to End, HIMYD Dead 5/14
     

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  • The Mentalist being shopped to other networks
     

  • 03.20.2014 CBS ANNOUNCES SEASON FINALE AIRDATES
    Sunday, May 18 10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST
     

  • 'Ship Shape: How Your Fave Pairs From Bones, Mentalist, HIMYM and Other Shows Are Faring
     

  • Vote for "The Mentalist" for a People's Choice Award! You can vote over and over, so please do!
     

  • November 3: Due to football running over, "The Mentalist" was a re-run episode from 2012, "Blood Feud". Presumably the episode will show next week...
     

  • October 08, 2013 E! Online Exclusive: The Mentalist's Owain Yeoman Shares Exclusive Wedding Details: All About the Bride's Dresses, the Party, the Honeymoon & More!
     

  • 'Prison Break' star Rockmond Dunbar joins 'The Mentalist'
     

  • The CW Buys Sci-Fi Drama From The Mentalist Producers
     

  • “THE MENTALIST” FAILS TO PREDICT SCARY FAN CAR CRASH!
     

  • The Mentalist Nemesis "Red John" Takes Spotlight In All-Day Marathon Monday, Oct. 22, on TNT
    To understand the driving force behind Patrick Jane, the title character in the hit drama The Mentalist, one need look no further than the brutal murderer who has plagued his nightmares since the series' first episode. On Monday, Oct. 22, TNT is going to take viewers on a journey through those nightmares with The Mentalist: The Hunt for Red John, an all-day marathon of episodes centering on the serial killer whose long line of victims includes Jane's own family.
    "Our marathon of Red John episodes of The Mentalist provides fans with a great opportunity to see the story arc as it has played out over four seasons," said Phil Oppenheim, senior vice president of programming for TNT and TBS. "The Hunt for Red John marathon also gives viewers unfamiliar with The Mentalist the chance to get in on the show from the very beginning."
    TNT's marathon will begin with the pilot episode of The Mentalist, which introduces viewers to Patrick Jane (series star Simon Baker), a onetime fake psychic who gave up his television career to work with the California Bureau of Investigation in solving complex cases. As revealed in the episode, Jane's decision to leave behind a life of luxury in order to work for law enforcement is prompted by the murder of his wife and daughter at the hands of Red John.
    As viewers learn, Red John has been responsible for nearly 30 murders since the late 1980s. As Jane describes him in the pilot episode, "Red John thinks of himself as a showman, an artist. He has a strong sense of theatre."
    Referring to Red John's habit of painting a smiley face on the wall using his victim's blood, Jane says, "The first thing that anyone sees is the face on the wall. You see the face first, and you know. You know what's happened, and you feel dread. Then and only then do you see the body of the victim. Always in that order."
    In addition to the pilot episode, TNT's The Mentalist: The Hunt for Red John marathon features the gripping season finales for each of the first four seasons, including the memorable two-part "Strawberries and Cream" season 3 finale, in which Jane finally meets Red John face-to-face.
    TNT's The Mentalist: The Hunt for Red John Marathon - Monday, Oct. 22, beginning at Noon (ET/PT)
    Noon - "Pilot" (Season 1) - California Bureau of Investigation consultant Thomas Jane along with Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon and her team, investigate a double murder in which a pro golfer's wife and her doctor were killed in Palm Springs.
    1 p.m. - "Red John's Friends" (Season 1) - Patrick Jane becomes focused on a convicted murderer who promises to reveal information on Red John upon his release, and quits the CBI in order to prove the prisoner's innocence.
    2 p.m. - "Red John's Footsteps" (Season 1) - Lisbon believes the serial killer Red John is trying to trick Patrick Jane when the CBI team looks into the murder of a young girl and the kidnapping of her sister.
    3 p.m. - "His Red Right Hand" (Season 2) - Lisbon's team arrives at the office to find that Bosco's team has been shot and killed, while he is in critical condition. Through the investigation, it turns out that Red John was behind the attack and that it was orchestrated as Bosco came closer to finding him while investigating a recent crime. Someone impersonating a CBI agent then picks up and destroys all of the evidence relating to the case.
    4 p.m. - "Red Sky in the Morning" (Season 2) - Patrick Jane and Kristina's first date is interrupted by a report of Red John striking again, which is discovered to be a copycat. But when Kristina reaches out to the real Red John, both she and Jane find themselves in grave danger
    5 p.m. - "Red Moon" (Season 3) - Patrick Jane accepts the help of a local astrologer, Ellis Mars, to solve the puzzling case of a triple homicide that involves two policemen and the fiancé of an EMT worker.
    6 p.m. - "Strawberries and Cream, Part 1" (Season 3) - The CBI team must investigate the case of a suicide bomber.
    7 p.m. - "Strawberries and Cream, Part 2" (Season 3) - The trail of the suicide bomber leads to Red John, and Patrick Jane finally meets his deadly enemy in person in a shocking confrontation.
    8 p.m. - "Scarlet Ribbons" (Season 4) - In prison for killing his nemesis, Patrick Jane must prove that the man he shot really was Red John. Meanwhile, Lisbon urges Van Pelt to seek counseling in the aftermath of the death of her fiance.
    9 p.m. - "Red Rover, Red Rover" (Season 4) - On the eighth anniversary of his wife and daughter's death, Jane receives a message from Red John, causing Jane to lose focus on his current case and put the investigation and his career at the CBI in jeopardy.
    10 p.m. - "The Crimson Hat" (Season 4) - After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
    About The Mentalist
    The Mentalist stars Golden Globe® nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Jane has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, he is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned.
    Jane's role in cracking a series of tough, high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents; however, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.
    The Mentalist was created by Bruno Heller and is produced by Primrose Hill Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Heller and David Nutter serve as executive producers.
    About TNT
    TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Smallville and Law & Order; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
    TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
    Connect with TNT
    Website: http://www.tntdrama.com
    Pressroom: http://www.tntnewsroom.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TNTWeKnowDrama
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TNTweknowdrama  http://www.twitter.com/TNTPR
     

  • RECAPS ARE SO LAST MAY!
    Does the summer heat have you a little hazy about where CBS series left off in May? We have many trips down memory lane, as well as a few teases about the future!
    THE MENTALIST Patrick Jane shot and killed his nemesis, Red John, and is under arrest for murder. Meanwhile, Van Pelt was shocked when her fiancée, O’Laughlin, was revealed to be Red John’s mole, and she and Lisbon shot him dead.
    (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
    Recap from last season

  • PATRICK JANE COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH RED JOHN AFTER THE IDENTITY OF THE CBI MOLE IS FINALLY REVEALED, ON A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR REBROADCAST OF "THE MENTALIST," THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
    "Strawberries and Cream Parts 1 and 2" — Red John's mole is finally revealed and Patrick Jane comes face-to-face with the serial killer in an explosive confrontation that leads to shocking repercussions, on a special two-hour rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST, Thursday, Sept. 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 5/19/11)
    GUEST CAST:
    Hightower……………Aunjanue Ellis
    LaRoche………………Pruitt Taylor Vince
    O'Laughlin……………Eric Winter
    Bertram……………….Michael Gaston
    Brenda Shettrick……...Rebecca Wisocky
    Anthony Gupta……….Ravi Kapoor
    Alan Dinkler………….Jesse Lee Soffer
    Drake Vermilion……..Adam Kulberish
    Female Customer…….Carla Barnett
    Tracy Zuniga…………Mekia Cox
    Officer #1…………….Carl Ciarfalio
    Officer #2…………….Nick Hanneman
    D.A. Osvaldo Ardiles...David Noroña
    Mimi………………….Kassandra Carrington
    Will…………………..Elijah Gipson
    Ilsa…………………...Alice Rietveld
    Deputy #1……………Michael Broderick
    Deputy #2……………Tyler Brooks
    Red John……………..
    WRITTEN BY: Ashley Gable (Part One) & Bruno Heller (Part Two)
    DIRECTED BY: Chris Long

  • PATRICK JANE QUESTIONS HIS FUTURE WITH THE CBI AFTER HIS FACE-TO-FACE ENCOUNTER WITH RED JOHN, ON A REBROADCAST OF "THE MENTALIST," THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
    "Red Sky at Night" — When the CBI investigates the kidnapping of a prominent lawyer and state house lobbyist, the CBI Director wants Jane on the case, but he is uncertain of his future with the unit after his encounter with Red John, on a rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST, Thursday, August 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 9/23/10)
    WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Bruno Heller
    DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Chris Long

  • WHEN A PRISON GUARD IS STABBED TO DEATH OUTSIDE OF A JEWELRY STORE, PATRICK JANE TRAVELS TO THE STATE JAIL TO FIND THE KILLER WHILE RIGSBY QUESTIONS HIS OWN FATHER ABOUT THE MURDER, ON A REBROADCAST OF "THE MENTALIST," THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
    William Forsythe Guest Stars as Rigsby's Father, Steve
    "Like A Redheaded Stepchild" - When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father about the murder, on a rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST, Thursday, August 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. William Forsythe guest stars as Rigsby's father, Steve. (Originally broadcast 5/5/11)
    WRITTEN BY: Jordan Harper
    DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville
     

  • PATRICK JANE AND THE CBI INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A CONVICT RECENTLY RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER DNA EVIDENCE CLEARED HIM, ON A REBROADCAST OF "THE MENTALIST," THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
    Jack Coleman ("Heroes") Guest Stars as the Husband of the Convict's Victim
    "Red Carpet Treatment" — Patrick Jane and the CBI team are called in to investigate the murder of a convict who served nine years for rape and murder, but was recently released on DNA evidence, on a rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST, Thursday, Sept. 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jack Coleman ("Heroes") guest stars as the husband of the convict's victim. (Originally broadcast 10/14/10)
    WRITTEN BY: Daniel Cerone
    DIRECTED BY: Charles Beeson
     

  • Ratings: CSI, BONES and MENTALIST Post Gains. http://bit.ly/fXZKsw
     

  • 'The Mentalist,' #29 In The USA, But #1 In France!
     

  • The Mentalist Star Simon Baker is new $30 Million Man
     

  • "Rules of Engagement," "CSI" and "The Mentalist" Post Increases
     
  • 'American Idol' lifts Fox over CBS, 'The Mentalist'
     
  • The Mentalist star Tim Kang talks death defying hobbies
     
  • Simon Baker on life as TV's smartest sleuth
     
  • All things Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tonys
     
  • Researcher Insists Secret Symbols Still Hide in The Mentalist
     
  • Always an Aussie - mentally
     
  • Sugar and Spice and Vicious Beatings

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