'The Mentalist': 'Fire and Brimstone' episode pushed back a week

The hunt for Red John on "The Mentalist" will take a little longer than initially planned, thanks to a late-ending NFL game Sunday (Nov. 3).CBS' broadcast of the game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon ran until almost 8 p.m. ET, pushing back the network's prime-time schedule by a full hour. On Sundays when it airs NFL doubleheaders, CBS starts its prime-time lineup at 7:30 ET with "60 Minutes," but the high-scoring, pass-heavy game (New England won, 55-31) ate up that buffer and then some.As a result, "The Mentalist" would not have begun airing until just before 11 p.m. ET, the end of the prime-time window. For a while Sunday evening, it looked as though CBS would stick with its plan to air a new episode titled "Fire and Brimstone" regardless of the late start time. At the last minute, though, the network decided to pull the new episode and air...



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