Scoop: THE MENTALIST on CBS - Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scoop: THE MENTALIST on CBS - Sunday, September 30, 2012

"The Crimson Ticket" - While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei's connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee, on the fifth season premiere of THE MENTALIST on Sunday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage") returns as Lorelei Martins, Polly Walker ("Rome") guest stars as Senior FBI Agent Alexa Schultz and Ivan Sergei guest stars as FBI Agent Gabe Mancini.

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.


Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)

Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon)

Tim Kang (Kimball Cho)

Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby)

Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt)


Emmanuelle Chriqui (Lorelei Martins)

Michael Gaston (Gale Bertram)

Ivan Sergei (Gabe Mancini)

Drew Powell (Reede Smith)

Jon Curry (Tom Yannick)

Mandy Kowalski (Callie Karlsen)

Anthony Martins (Rex Longo)

Polly Walker (Alexa Schultz)

Jarrod Crawford (Journalist)

Jim O'Heir (Norris)

Kelly Schumann (Estelle)

Esther Scott (Darla)

Amanda Detmer (Nicola Karlsen)

Dina Simon (Jasmin Lonagul)

Maz Siam (Mac Lonagul)

Oscar Best (Sac PD Captain)

John Rubinstein (Judge Manchester)

Alissa Ford (Valerie Whittaker)

Livia Treviño (Female Prison Guard)

Kelvin Han Yee (Emcee)

WRITTEN BY: Bruno Heller, one of the series' executive producers