CBS is absolutely in love with its new series, The Mentalist, and who can blame it? The network's rock-solid lineup was chock-full of ratings guzzlers, and The Mentalist has shown the vets that it too can hang with the big boys.
CBS notices the little things… like Nielsen ratings that scream out "sure-fire hit." The network has asked for six more scripts of its shiny new series The Mentalist, a move that usually preempts a full-season pickup.
I'll spare you the bad puns about The Mentalist "seeing" or "detecting" or whatever-ing a full-season pickup. Here it is in plain English: CBS has ordered a full season of The Mentalist. This marks the third new program this year to be spared its life.
"Mentalist, noun. Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. A master manipulator of thoughts and behavior." The Mentalist tells the tale of Patrick Jane, who is employed as an independent consultant working with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to solve crimes. He had been making a living as a psychic, and he would assist the police on cases -- until his life changed when he lost the two most important people in his life to one of those serial killers he was helping track. He now uses his refined observation skills to help the CBI solve cases. He works with Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon, Agents Kimball Cho and Wayne Rigsby and the rookie Grace Van Pelt. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.moreless