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The Mentalist

The MentalistNetwork: CBS
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Seven

TV show dates: September 23, 2008 — present
Series status: ending

Performers include: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Gregory Itzin and Maxine Bahns

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TV show description:
Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), a consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), pays attention to the details. As he stands at a crime scene, he shifts his gaze over the particulars that others often miss and mentally sorts through the information. His surveillance skills have repeatedly helped the CBI solve serious crimes.

He’s well known within the organization for his observation skills, as well as his past scam work when he pretended to be a psychic medium. What his fellow agents don’t know is that Patrick’s intense dedication to solving crimes stems from the losses he’s suffered in his personal life.

Patrick’s crime-solving methods are unconventional to be sure and Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) is opposed to him joining her unit. It’s not always easy for her to admit when Patrick is right but she’s always quick to criticize when he crosses the line.

The other members of her team include Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), and rookie Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti). They’re all united in their opinion of Patrick. While he is reckless, Patrick is both dedicated and skilled at solving cases. The proof is in the details.

What do you think? Do you like The Mentalist? Do you think it should end or be renewed for an eighth season?


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Lori L December 19, 2014 at 10:17 am

My husband and I were both devastated to hear that our favorite show was being cancelled. I totally agree with the other comments about this being one of the few shows that isn’t trashy, and is a good clean show. We watch the Mentalist twice on Thursday’s and again on Sunday. There are lots of horrible, mindless shows on TV. Please keep one that is truly entertaining and makes you think.


Norm Vance December 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I agree, as I used to watch a lot of programs in prime time. I am down to The Mentalist and NCIS (WDC/NO). Past that it is Discovery channel and those like it. Current prime time is terrible, as I have tried some of them.


Carma Daniels December 9, 2014 at 12:04 am

These people that have left comments before have been absolutely correct about the content of most shows going downhill. Its more trashy, foul NOT uplifting at all. Thats why I dumped cable etc. I was paying 110$ a month for about 10- to 15 channels I liked. I also bought antenna set (2) that brings in the reg channels in HD just fine 60$ once ,not 60$ a monthand netflix is great. Anyway YES YES YES BRING BACK SIMON AND THE MENTALIST SERIES. The network is making a big mistake. If they don’t renew it then I hope another network will pick it up and we will all follow. What happened to good quality viewing without taking your clothes off or swearing. Can’t help but wander what Simon Baker thinks about this. I am a big fan ever since I watched Simon in the series also produced by Bruno Heller ” The Guardian”


Shea Bovee December 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

To cancel The Mentalist is a large error on the part of the TV station and producers of this amazing funny show especially now that Lisbon and Jane are together. The show was already great but now that they are together the shows going to become even better! Before, Jane was only focused on finding and giving revenge to Red John but now he’s dead and the one thing Jane said before is “once Red John is then he’ll finally find someone special and have children again”. I thin Jane, Lisbon&Cho make a great funny and unusual team. I honestly can’t wait for Sundays to watch The Mentalist, it’s my favorite show so please please do NOT cancel it. I believe you will loose more fans than you realize which will affect your other shows ratings!!!


jon miller December 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Please keep the Mentalist on. It was worth watching!!! We always were waiting to see what Patrick Jane was up too and how Cho reacted.


Bev December 4, 2014 at 12:08 am

I agree with Jackie, Oct 26, 2014. Please, please DON’T take The Mentalist off of the air. I enjoy this non-swearing, non-sexual, and fully clothed people on it.


Lucy Kyle November 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm

There are a few shows that are excellent and that I absolutely LOVE. The Mentalist is one of them. Please don’t cancel it. Two of my other favorites are being cancelled as well. Parenthood and Blue Collar. Why keep trashy shows and add to the dumbing down of America. COME ON!!!!


Catherine November 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Why do networks always take off the shows that are worth watching and leave the trash shows still showing? The good shows are becoming fewer and fewer. Why do we keep paying for TV when it’s not worth watching?


Charlotte Green November 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

I agree with Jackie. The Mentalist is one of the few shows worth watching. C.G.


Linda November 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

BRING IT BACK!!!! Our favorite show.


bruce s. November 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

bring back the mentalist it is the only show where you don not hear the f word all the time.


debbie c November 15, 2014 at 4:49 am

You all messed with the schedule and football. We wanted it in a better spot and now you are cancelling a popular and not immoral show. At least give it another chance with a better time slot and then make a decision.


Sue St.Laurent November 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

I love the mentalist. Please bring it back. And get rid of Person of Interest tv show. That was ruined when you got rid of Carter.


jackie October 26, 2014 at 10:19 am

I love this show. I don’t know why they take all the great shows off and leave the crappy shows on. It’s getting so bad theres not much on tv any more.


Bev December 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

I agree with Jackie. Please don’t take it off the air.


Shima October 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

It is an amazing show….. That’s too bad that season 7 is the final season….


Marie Fox October 20, 2014 at 3:11 am

I certainly hope the decision to cancel Mentalist will be reversed. It has been a favorite of mine since the original episode and I always to look forward to viewing it. So many new corny shows are replacing the really good ones and they do not come close to the content of Mentalist. Please reconsider and keep the fans happy.


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