CBS orders a full season of Simon Baker's new 'The Mentalist' drama
UPI News Service, 10/16/2008
CBS says it has ordered a full season of its new U.S. drama series "The Mentalist."
Starring Simon Baker, the show is about an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation, who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor-sharp skills of observation.
Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti co-star in the series, which CBS has described as the season's No. 1 new show in viewers and adults ages 25-54.
"The Mentalist" is averaging 16.14 million viewers, making it No. 7 among all prime-time programs, CBS said.