Mentalist, The (CBS 2008-2015, Simon Baker, Robin Tunney)

The Mentalist stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a detective and independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned.

Jane’s role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney, “Prison Break“) openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho (Tim Kang, Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman, “The Nine”), and rookie member Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti, “The O.C.”), who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

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Simon Baker as Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon
Joe Adler as Jason Wylie
Josie Loren as Michelle Vega
Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbot
Tim Kang as Kimball Cho

other cast info
Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt
Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby

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key behind the scenes crew
Bruno Heller as Creator/Executive Producer
David Nutter as Director of Pilot

show type
crime drama

broadcast from
9/23/2008 – 2/18/2015
7 seasons with 151 episodes in total.

network and production companies
CBS – Primrose Hill Productions – Warner Bros. Television

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