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Exclusive: The Mentalist Books Parks and Recreation Star for Season Premiere

Jim O'Heir, Simon Baker

Ever imagined what a Parks and Recreation crossover with The Mentalist might look like? This could be as close as you'll ever get.

Parks mainstay Jim O'Heir will guest-star on the upcoming Season 5 premiere of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.  O'Heir will play a hotel manager who may have some valuable information to offer Patrick Jane ... 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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Murder's a Drag on The Mentalist

Carlton Wilborn, Simon Baker

He's not in Kansas anymore. The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) will suddenly find himself over the rainbow when a ghastly murder has him grilling female impersonators. "The charred corpse of a young man is found handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, and the main clue at the crime scene is the broken heel of a ruby slipper," says exec producer Daniel Cerone, who also wrote the episode, airing Thursday (10/9c, CBS). "The discovery sends Jane into a nearby cabaret called the Pink Noir, where a male drag show is in full swing."

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Emmanuelle Chriqui Cast in The Mentalist

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Entourage alum Emmanuelle Chriqui has been cast on Fox's The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has confirmed. read more

The Mentalist's Bruno Heller Delivers the Scoop: Will Jane Get Busted By the FBI?

Bruno Heller, Simon Baker

It may seem like the crime of the week, but it's really much more. On this Thursday's episode of CBS's The Mentalist, FBI agent Susan Darcy (Catherine Dent) is back on the scene and conducting an investigation into the murder of a woman whose family has statehouse connections. read more

Keck's Exclusives: Homeland Hottie Back to The Mentalist

Morena Baccarin

With Homeland on hiatus after completing its hugely successful first season, star Morena Baccarin is free to return to her previous gig. No, she's not hopping back on the V spaceship, but rather picking up her derailed relationship with The Mentalist's Simon Baker.

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Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Final Burn, a Community Classic, and More!

Jeffrey Donovan, Kristanna Loken

Who's getting burned in the eventful season finale of USA Network's Burn Notice (10/9c)? Arch-villain Anson (Jere Burns), who it's now known is trying to rebuild the organization that burned Michael in the first place? Maybe Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile), Michael's CIA handler? Anson's latest scheme in keeping Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) under his sadistic ... read more

Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: Return of Bones and Burn Notice and More!

Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

"Sort of like an eclipse — it doesn't happen that often." That's Angela's wry take on the remarkable sight of "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) crying copiously at a grisly crime scene, as Fox's Bones (9/8c) finally begins its seventh season, re-establishing ...
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Fall TV: Who Did It Better?

Ashton Kutcher, Ted Danson, James Spader

Ever feel like your favorite TV shows are sharing the same brain? Thanks to contract negotiations, pilot trends and similar cliff-hangers, we've seen several shows treading similar story line territory already this fall. CSI, Law & Order: SVU, The Office and Two and Half Men all replaced lead characters while NCIS and Castle both saw characters on a shrink's couch. But which shows did it better? Below, we pit them against one another and pick a winner... 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

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