CBS Renews THE MENTALIST, But Cancels 5 Including THE CRAZY ONES
CBS has made a verdict on six of its shows: The Mentalist, The Crazy Ones, Bad Teacher, Friends with Better Lives, Intelligence, and Hostages.
Out of these six shows, CBS has only decided to renew The Mentalist, which stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor-sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane's role in cracking a series of tough, high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents; however, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.
Intelligence and Hostages were both Monday night dramas. Bad Teacher and Friends with Better Lives were both midseason comedy launches. Finally, The Crazy Ones, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was also cancelled, though it was considered to have the best odds of returning.