The Mentalist on CBS

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Ratings: Simpsons Dominates; Good Wife, Mentalist Down

Judd Apatow

The Simpsons topped Sunday with a huge boost from football.

Coming off the final wild card game between the 49ers and Packers, The Simpsons drew 12 million viewers and a 5.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, surging...
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It's a Girl for Sons of Anarchy Star Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar and his wife Maya have welcomed a baby girl, People reports.

Berkeley Seon Dunbar was born on... read more

Top Moments: Sons of Anarchy Sticks a Fork in It and Adam Pally's Friendly Rap

Adam Pally, Jimmy Kimmel

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Confession:
 Susan Sarandon stops by the Watch What Happens: Live clubhouse and she does not disappoint. In addition to admitting that she almost posed nude for Playboy while pregnant, our favorite confession has to be when she oh-so-casually states that she has been high at... read more

Ratings: Once Grows; Amazing Race Finale Down

Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin

Once Upon a Time improved from its series low last week.

The ABC drama drew 6.9 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Sunday, up three tenths from last week.Revenge (6 million, 1.5) returned flat with its last ...
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Ask Matt: Race on Sleepy Hollow, Person of Interest, plus Grey's, Glee, Good Wife

Nicole Beharie

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

Question: What are your thoughts on the awareness of people in the TV industry regarding the perception that it's always the non-white characters that are killed off shows? It seems impossible to me that those in charge don't see this phenomenon as a problem, and yet, consistently, that seems to be what happens. That reality is so pervasive for me that when I watched the pilot for Sleepy Hollow, my thought as what looked to be the two main characters — a well-known white, male actor (Clancy Brown) and a young, unknown-to-me African-American actress (Nicole Beharie) — approached the spooky, abandoned farm house was, "Seriously, Show? Already you're going to kill off the black actor?" read more

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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Exclusive Mentalist Sneak Peek: Jane Gets a Visitor

Simon Baker

Will The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) ever get out of detention?

On Sunday's episode, Jane has been locked up for three months because he and FBI boss Frank Abbott (Rockmond Dunbar) are at a standoff. Abbott won't let Jane out unless he agrees to work for the FBI, and Jane won't work for the agency unless all his requests are met — and that includes having Lisbon (Robin Tunney) as his partner again.

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Top Moments: Blacklist Has Serious Daddy Issues

Megan Boone and James Spader

Our top moments of the week:

14. Worst Name-Dropping: 
Country diva Juliette exerts her power over reality star Layla by switching sets and stealing her duet with boyfriend Will on Nashville. In return, Layla anonymously calls TMZ and reveals that it was Juliette who broke up the marriage of one of the country's most well-known couples. At least this will make good material for a song?

13. Worst Missed Connection: Yes, everyone knows that Simon Cowell loves to be mean. But the acerbic judge accidentally takes it too... read more

Mega Buzz: A Vampire Triangle, Following's Reset, and a Modern Family Rivalry

Candice Accola, James Purefoy, Sofia Vergara

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions tomega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Love that Caroline is helping Stefan through his PTSD! Will anything romantic develop between them on The Vampire Diaries? — Ginger
NATALIE: 
Do we have a new love triangle on our hands? Not quite -- Stefan will be spending a lot of time with Katherine actually, as they help each other in their darkest moments. Meanwhile, Caroline will have her hands busy with someone else very soon.

How can The Following possibly bring Joe Carroll back this season? — Chris
ADAM:
 Through the magic of TV, of course! But rest assured, Joe will come out of last season's explosion a changed man... read more

Ratings: Once Flat at Series Low; Sunday Night Football On Top

Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla

Once Upon a Time held steady at a series low on Sunday.

The ABC drama drew 6.6 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, matching its last performance two weeks ago. Hallmark Hall of Fame's latest film Christmas in Conway followed with 6.5 million and a 1.1.

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NBC won the night with Sunday Night Football (15.5 million, 5.4).

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