CBS Stands By 'The Mentalist' - But What's The Show All About?
CBS has renewed 'The Mentalist' for a seventh season.
CBS is the latest network to make tough calls for its 2014/2015 season, picking up six new shows, scrapping one high profile comedy and standing by one of its signature dramas. The good news is The Mentalist will continue into its seventh season. The drama has struggled to pick up the ratings on Sunday nights but it oozes class and CBS is willing to stand by the show.
Simon Baker Stars in 'The Mentalist'
It wasn't such good news for Robin Williams' freshman comedy The Crazy Ones, which was axed from Thursday nights. The show - also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar - was considered the comedy with the most chance of returning owing to its big name stars, but CBS executives have been ruthless and decided to cut the wage bill.
The verdict follows the networks' decision to order several new shows, including a NCIS spin-off and two new comedies including a reboot of The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry. The former FRIENDS actor doesn't have a great recent record with scripted comedy, though CBS are willing to gamble on the accomplished star. Despite report in the media, the How I Met Your Mother spin-off has not been picked up, though it could yet be ordered.
The Mentalist, created by Bruno Heller, follows former "psychic" Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) who is a consultant on the California Bureau of Investigation, using his highly developed observational skills he previously employed to read people's minds.
In 2010, Baker received a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Drama.