Law & Order and its many spin-offs have long been known for ripping from the headlines, whether it was the flagship series' fictionalized version of Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic rant or SVU's take on the Trayvon Martin murder. It was only a matter of time before Dick Wolf's newest series, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., followed suit. In a special two-part crossover airing on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC, the shows will ...
[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk!]
Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt have left the building — for good.
Sunday's episode of The Mentalist marked a harrowing farewell to the characters played by Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti, who have been series regulars since the CBS drama debuted in 2008.
"I feel very satisfied that we gave the characters the conclusion that we did," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com. "We chose both the most satisfying but also the most practical way of ending their characters."
The Mentalist is officially saying goodbye to Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt.
Series regulars Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti will make their final appearances on Sunday's episode of the CBS drama, TVGuide.com has learned.
"It's a very exciting opportunity, I think, for fans to say their goodbyes to two beloved characters," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com about the episode. "It's a very dynamic episode. I think our show pushed the envelope. ... It felt very different than what we've done."
In what initially comes off as a Habitat for Inhumanity — fueled by reality-competition juices that upstage the do-gooder impulse of neighborhood home renovation — NBC's derivative American Dream Builders takes its visual cues from Extreme Makeover Home Edition (airing in that show's old time period, Sundays at 8/7c), complete with an elaborate weekly reveal, although the only bus here is the one the contestants repeatedly throw each other under. Dream Builders' emotional dynamic is more attuned to Celebrity Apprentice in its nightmare blueprint of clashing egos getting in the way of a job well done.