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The Mentalist Renewed for Season 7 by CBS

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We wonder if Jane say this one coming!

The Mentalist still has some cases left to solve on CBS. The long-running drama starring Simon Baker has been renewed for a seventh season by CBS, E! News has learned.

In the CBS series, Baker stars as Patrick Jane, a consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation, and later the FBI, who uses the skills he picked up as a "psychic" to aid in criminal investigations. Much of the series centered Patrick Jane's quest to find Red John, the serial killer who killed his family.

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After the mystery of Red John's identity was solved earlier this season, fans worried about The Mentalist's future. (The series came in second in our Save One Show tournament.) Speculation soon began that Producer Warner Bros. TV had been poking around to find a home for the series that is currently syndicated on TNT if CBS decided not to renew the series.

Empire Records star Robin Tunney and Tim Kang also star in the series, which saw the departure of original cast members Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman in the sixth season. The Mentalist was created by Bruno Heller, whose new series Gotham just received a series order at Fox. 

The Mentalist was on the cancellation bubble after its ratings began to slip on Sunday nights. Its season six finale airs Sunday, May 18.

In addition to renewing The Mentalist, CBS announced the cancellation of some of its other bubble shows, including The Crazy Ones,  IntelligenceBad Teacher and two others.

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