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Scoop: THE MENTALIST on CBS - Today, December 23, 2012

Scoop: THE MENTALIST on CBS - Today, December 23, 2012 "Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien" - When the CBI team travels to a resort town to find out who murdered a police chief, Lisbon crosses paths with her brother Tommy, now a bounty hunter, who's tracking a bail jumper, on a rebroadcast of THE MENTALIST, tonight, Dec. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Henry Thomas ("ET: The Extra-Terrestrial") guest stars as Tommy, Lisbon's younger brother. (Originally broadcast 10/27/11.)

THE MENTALIST stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), 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. His last act in playing a psychic was to challenge the serial killer Red John on television. The killer then murdered Jane's wife and daughter and now Jane longs for revenge, even as the CBI continues to try to bring Red John to justice. 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.

Begins its fifth season on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.


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