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The Mentalist
Title Card
Genre Crime Procedural
Drama
Running Time 40-44 Minutes
Creator Bruno Heller
Starring See Cast below
Country of origin United States
Networks CBS
Original run September 23, 2008-
present
No. of Episodes 138
No. of Seasons 6

The Mentalist is an American crime procedural television series starring Simon Baker as Patrick Jane. The series debuted on September 23, 2008, on CBS.

Season 5 of The Mentalist features the show's 100th episode, entitled Red Dawn.

One of the show's characteristics is that each episode title (except for the Pilot)  contains a reference to the color Red. This changes after the Season 6 episode Red John with other colors referred to in the episode titles besides red (for example; black, grey, white, green, silver, etc).

Cast and CrewEdit

CastEdit

Character Portrayed
by
Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Patrick Jane Simon Baker
Main
Teresa Lisbon Robin Tunney
Main
Kimball Cho Tim Kang
Main
Wayne Rigsby Owain Yeoman
Main
Grace Van Pelt Amanda Righetti
Main
Dennis Abbott Rockmond Dunbar
Main
Kim Fischer Emily Swallow
Main
Joe Adler Jason Wylie
Main
Josie Loren Michelle Vega
Main
Thomas McAllister/ Red John Xander Berkeley
Guest
Recurring
Virgil Minelli Gregory Itzin
Recurring
Guest
Guest
J.J. LaRoche Pruitt Taylor Vince
Recurring
Guest
Recurring
Guest
Madeleine Hightower Aunjanue Ellis
Recurring
Guest
Gale Bertram Michael Gaston
Recurring
Bret Stiles Malcolm McDowell
Guest
Brett Partridge Jack Plotnick
Guest
Recurring
Guest
Ray Haffner Reed Diamond
Guest
Recurring
Kristina Frye Leslie Hope
Guest
Recurring
Guest
CBI Ron John Troy Donovan
Recurring
CBI Karl Karl Sonnenberg
Recurring

CrewEdit

Role Crew members
Creator Bruno Heller
Showrunner

Bruno Heller (season 1-6) 
Tom Szentgyorgyi (season 7)

Executive Producer

Bruno Heller 
Chris Long 
Daniel Cerone
Eoghan Mahony
Tom Szentgyorgyi
Ashley Gable (past)

Co-executive Producer

Ken Woodruff (past)
Chris Long
Eoghan Mahony
Tom Szentgyorgyi
Ashley Gable (past)
Gary Glasberg (past)
Andi Bushell (past)

Producer

Erika Green Swafford
Simon Baker 
Michael Weiss
Matthew Carlisle
Ken Woodruff (past)
Charles Goldstein (past)

Production Manager John Scherer
Leanne Moore (past)
Composer Blake Neely

US ratingsEdit

Season Ep. Timeslot (EST) Premiere Finale Rank Viewers

(million)

1 23

Tuesday 9:00pm

September 23, 2008 May 19, 2009 #6 17.52
2 23 Thursday 10:00pm September 24, 2009 May 20, 2010 #10 15.37
3 24 Thursday 10:00pm September 23, 2010 May 19, 2011 #9 15.24
4 24 Thursday 10:00pm September 22, 2011 May 17, 2012 #12 14.57
5 22 Sunday 10:00pm September 30, 2012 May 5, 2013 #24 11.82
6 22 Sunday 10:00pm September 29, 2013 May 18, 2014 #26

11.27

7 13 TBA 2015 TBA TBA TBA

List of episodesEdit

DVD ReleaseEdit

See complete DVD series of The Mentalist
DVD Name # of
Episodes
U.S. Release Date
The Mentalist: The Complete First Season 23 September 22, 2009
The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season 23 September 21, 2010
The Mentalist: The Complete Third Season 24 September 20, 2011
The Mentalist: The Complete Fourth Season 24 September 18, 2012
The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season 22 September 17, 2013
The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season 22 September 30, 2014
The Mentalist: The Complete Seventh Season 13 September 2015

DVD Special FeaturesEdit

Season 1

  • Meet Cast and Creators to Uncover EVIDENCE OF A HIT SERIES
  • CRACKING THE CRYSTAL BALL: MENTALIST VS. PSYCHIC The Question of Superior Mental Ability vs. Keen Observation
  • Unaired Scenes on 3 Key Episodes
  • Gag Reel

Season 2

  • MENTALISM: A SUBLIMINAL ART- Join Real-Life Mentalist Luke Jermay, Interacting with the Cast and Creators and Revealing Actual Techniques the Show Explores
  • THE ART OF THE MENTALIST WITH CHRIS LONG- Executive Producer Long Joins Jermay to Explore How Mentalism's Subliminal Art is Woven into the Series via an Analysis of the Season Opener, Redemption
  • LOST EVIDENCE: Unaired Scenes on 5 Key Episodes

Season 3

  • THE MENTALIST: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER- RED JOHN An Expert Panel of World-Class Criminologists Devises an Offender Profile Taking Us Inside the Mind of Red John.
  • "RED MOON" DIRECTED BY SIMON BAKER The Series Star Provides His Unique Perspective From Both Sides of the Camera
  • LOST EVIDENCE Unaired Scenes

Season 4

  • CBI: BEHIND THE BADGE FEATURETTE- The LAPD Homicide Task Force profiles their counterparts at the CBI

Season 5

  • THE ARTISTRY OF ACTION: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN- Executive Producer Bruno Heller and Chris Long share the secrets behind choreographing high-impact stunts.
  • ARRESTING EXCITEMENT: KEEPING IT REAL WITH THE CBI- Tim Kang and Owain Yeoman are put through their paces by Police Technical Advisor Karl Sonnenberg to reveal the effort and integrity that go into training the agents to "think like cops."

Season 6

  • PATRICK JANE: REDEEMED, RECOVERED, RESTORED- Series Creator Bruno Heller reveals the mythology of Red John.
  • UNAIRED SCENES

External links Edit

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