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The Mentalist Takes a Giant Leap Toward Catching Red John

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Is this the year The Mentalist's Patrick Jane finally catches Red John? Probably not, but creator Bruno Heller is promising some major movement in the case.

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"We're going to get much, much, much closer," Heller tells TVGuide.com. "We're going to take an investigative leap forward, further than we have in the previous four seasons. Up to now, we've kind of been stalking him. This season, conceptually, we get a location for him. The running chase starts now."

Perhaps the key to that reveal is Lorelei (guest star Emmanuelle Chriqui), the cocktail waitress-turned-Red John disciple Jane (Simon Baker) had a fling with in last season's finale... read more

Exclusive Mentalist Sneak Peek: Jane Meets Lisbon's Ex-Fiancé!

Simon Baker and Robin Tunney

Teresa Lisbon, heartbreaker?

The Mentalist Exclusive: The Shield's Kenny Johnson to play Lisbon's ex!

On Thursday's episode of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney) investigate a surfer's murder. But as they begin questioning suspects, Lisbon is shocked to come across Greg Tayback (guest star Kenny Johnson), her former fiancé!

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The Mentalist Exclusive: The Shield's Kenny Johnson to Play Lisbon's Ex!

Kenny Johnson, Robin Tunney

The Mentalist viewers will soon meet another man in Teresa Lisbon's life — but this time it's a man from her past.

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's Kenny Johnson has been tapped to play Greg Taybeck, the high school boyfriend and ex-fiancé of Lisbon (Robin Tunney), TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. When Greg becomes involved in one of the CBI's cases... read more

The Mentalist: Has Patrick Jane Been Framed for Murder?

Simon Baker, The Mentalist

The Mentalist's third season literally ended with a bang when Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) gunned down a man he believed to be Red John (Bradley Whitford), the serial killer who killed Jane's wife and child.

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But did he really kill Red John? "There's a lot of questions to be answered," creator Bruno Heller tells TVGuide.com of the Season 4 premiere (Thursday, 10/9c, CBS). "If that was Red John, then Red John was still one jump ahead of him because he was able to frame him for killing an innocent man."

Indeed, Jane... read more

Mentalist Scoop: Patrick Jane to Lock Horns with The Shield's Catherine Dent

Simon Baker and Catherine Dent

A female FBI agent is going to make waves on The Mentalist this season — both inside the CBI and in Agent Wayne Rigsby's love life.

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TVGuide.com has learned that The Shield star Catherine Dent will appear in multiple Season 4 episodes as Special Agent Susan Darcy, a seasoned and assertive FBI agent who often downplays her intelligence to get what she wants without causing friction. Even so, she's sure to rub a few people the wrong way: As we previously reported, her character will but heads with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney) when she takes over one of their cases... read more

Exclusive: Henry Thomas Guest-Stars on The Mentalist

Henry Thomas

Former kid sensation Henry Thomas (E.T.) has been set to appear on CBS's The Mentalist as bounty hunter Tommy Lisbon, the brother of Robin Tunney's character, CBI senior agent Teresa Lisbon. The sibs will meet up in an episode airing in late October on a case concerning the death of a police officer. 

"Everyone else in the Lisbon family is a policeman or fireman so Tommy is considered a bit of a black ...
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Exclusive: The Mentalist Is in Kelli Williams' Future

Kelli Williams

The Mentalist's Patrick Jane is about to get a (perhaps unwanted) blast from the past.

Former Lie to Me and The Practice star Kelli Williams will guest-star on the CBS drama's upcoming fourth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. She will play Beth Flint, a woman who once hired Jane (Simon Baker) during his days as a pretend psychic... read more

The Mentalist Hires Michael Rady to Play Patrick Jane's New Boss

Michael Rady

Michael Rady has been tapped to succeed Aunjanue Ellis' Madeleine Hightower as the CBI's head honcho on The Mentalist, TVLine.com reports.

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Rady, whose credits include Greek and the Melrose Place reboot, will play... read more

The Mentalist Exclusive: The CBI Recruits Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

Former Homicide: Life on the Street star Reed Diamond has signed on to guest-star on The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Mentalist: Did Patrick Jane really kill Red John?

Diamond will play Ray Haffner, a confident CBI supervising agent who runs a tight ship. As we previously reported, Haffner will lead a group of agents assisting Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and her team with the investigation of  a personal trainer's murder. Something tells us the CBI may not be big enough for both teams... read more

The Mentalist: Did Patrick Jane Really Kill Red John?

The Mentalist

It was perhaps last season's boldest finale. After three seasons, The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) finally came face-to-face with the man he believed to be Red John (guest-star Bradley Whitford), the serial killer who killed Jane's wife and daughter. The two had a long, intense conversation as Jane tried to confirm that he was indeed in the presence of his nemesis. Once he did just that, Jane took his vengeance, shooting the man in broad daylight and surrendering himself to the authorities that came charging in.

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But did he really kill Red John? And if so, what does that mean for both Jane's future (is he going to jail?) and the show's long-term goals? TVGuide.com chatted with creator and executive producer Bruno Heller to get the answers... read more

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