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The Mentalist Promotes Joe Adler to Series Regular

Joe Adler

Joe Adler has been promoted to series regular on The Mentalist, Deadline.com reports.

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7 Things to Expect From Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.’s Explosive Crossover Event

David Eigenberg, Christian Stolte

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 ... read more

Mentalist's Owain Yeoman: I'm "Very Satisfied" With Rigsby and Van Pelt's Goodbye

Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman

[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."

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Sunday's Episode of The Mentalist Will Be Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti's Last

Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti

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."

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Weekend TV: Dream Builders, Resurrection, Girls Finale

Lena Dunham

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.

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The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti to Guest on Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Amanda Righetti

The Mentalist star Amanda Righetti has been tapped to guest-star on Chicago Fire and spin-off Chicago P.D., TVGuide.com has confirmed.

NBC renews Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm

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The Mentalist Exclusive: What Does Richard Haibach Know About Van Pelt's Kidnapping?

Robin Tunney, Simon Baker

Is Richard Haibach finally getting his revenge on the CBI?

As Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) ramp up the search for Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), who was kidnapped on last week's episode of The Mentalist, their investigation zeroes in on the secretive photographer.

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Exclusive Mentalist Sneak Peek: Why Is Jane Visiting a Separatist Commune?

Simon Baker

After a lengthy hiatus, The Mentalist returns Sunday with all new episodes — and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) is once again going rogue.

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Ask Matt: Season's Surprises (Good and Bad), Olympics, Superheroes

Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Now that the "traditional" network season is about half over, do you have any shows you've found to be either pleasant surprises (those you didn't think much of initially, but improved) or disappointments? I know that for me, the biggest disappointment has been (as it has been for many people) Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is basically just the 21st-century A-Team. It's fairly entertaining enough, but if it were to disappear tomorrow, I wouldn't shed any tears. The two happiest surprises for me have been The Crazy Ones (which didn't sound like it would be good, and I quit watching after the pilot but have caught up and found it quite enjoyable — probably because they keep Robin Williams' zaniness in check and the supporting cast has proven very funny) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I didn't really know much of Andy Samberg so wasn't that interested, but the early reviews had me check it out. I was very glad, too, because that's one new show I look forward to every week. I find it to be a worthy successor to The Office in its heyday. I'm also finding Almost Human to be getting much better from its middling premiere, though it's still not quite appointment TV. — Scott

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The Mentalist: Jane Gets His Groove Back

Simon Baker, Robin Tunney

Meet the new Jane, same as the old Jane?

It's been three months that Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) been in (isolated) detention on The Mentalist — during which time he apparently couldn't find a decent razor — and Abbott (Rockmond Dunbar) and Fisher (Emily Swallow) are growing impatient, champing at the bit to have Jane join their ranks at the FBI. But there's only one problem: he won't work for them unless all his demands are met, and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) is the final holdout. Fisher takes a trip to Washington to personally recruit Lisbon, who's getting increasingly frustrated with the office politics at her desk job, and convinces her to at least hear Jane out.

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