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An Eye spokesperson confirmed Oct 15th that the network has ordered 9 additional episodes of the freshman smash, bringing the show's season 1 total to 22.
The move was foreshadowed last week when CBS requested 6 additional Mentalist scripts. Another winning ratings performance last night -- the Simon Baker-led drama won its time slot with 15 million viewers -- sealed the deal.
The Mentalist is the 3rd new series to get a back-nine order -- 90210 being the 1st and Fringe the 2nd.