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'The Mentalist' creator talks Red John's reveal and what's next for Jane

After five-plus seasons of "The Mentalist," Patrick Jane will finally catch up with Red John, the serial killer who murdered his family, in Sunday's (Nov. 24) episode.That raises a couple of big questions, the first of which is what happens then? And then, what happens next? If Jane (Simon Baker) achieves his goal of killing Red John, where does he -- and where does the show -- go from there?Series creator Bruno Heller is obviously not answering the first question before the episode airs. As for the second one, he says he's happy with the direction the show takes afterward."It felt very much to all of us like that chapter of the story was done," Heller said earlier this week on a conference call with reporters. "Frankly, I think the great asset and value of the show is in Baker's head and what he does. Red John never even appears as a character, physically, until... //

'The Mentalist': Who is Red John? Leave your last-minute conspiracy theories!

This Sunday (Nov. 24), "The Mentalist" will reveal once and for all the identity of Red John, the serial killer who murdered Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) family. Although Jane asserted in a press conference during "The Great Red Dragon" that Red John is actually CBI director Gale Bertram, the killer's actual identity is still very much up in the air. The list of seven is still in play, so let's go through a couple of the conspiracy theories claiming that each of the men are Red John. Brett Partridge When Cho went to the morgue to look at his arm for confirmation of the tattoo, he didn't look at his face. And it looked like the tattoo was there, right? Something's fishy. Bob Kirkland Kirkland has a twin brother --could he be the one who died? Listen, evil twin twists aren't just for soap operas. Thomas McAllister He's been around since the beginning. Could this... //

Top Moments: Person of Interest's Fallen Hero and J.Law Gets Cozy with Dave

Our top moments of the week: 14. Best Power Move: Annie finally kills Henry on Covert Affairs in an empty alleyway in Hong Kong, but the biggest game-changer comes halfway around the world. Back at Langley, Calder is nominated to fill the vacant DCS seat, at least temporarily, after Braithwaite's suicide. Though hesitant to accept it at first because he doesn't want to overstep on Joan, who's just...   //

Amanda Righetti Confirms Her Exit From ‘The Mentalist

The Mentalist ’s Amanda Righetti has confirmed that she will be exiting the CBS series this spring, according to  TV Line . “I feel like the time is probably right. It’s the end of one thing but the beginning of something new,” Righetti said of her decision. Righetti also shared that she doesn’t know how her character Grace Van Pelt will bow out of the crime drama’s storyline. “It keeps changing. It’s been a little bit of a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants season. I think it was sort of an unexpected turn for the writers too, to have the show kind of be reworked this season. So everybody’s kind of trying to figure it out. And [they're] probably keeping it close to the vest so it comes as a surprise to everyone that is watching.”  Read More... //

The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 8 “Red John”

The Mentalist  Season 6 Episode 8 “Red John” airs Sunday, November 24 2013 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 8 “Red John” — Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the madman murdered his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice, on THE MENTALIST, Sunday, Nov. 24 (10:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //

TV ratings: 'Almost Human' has decent premiere and the NFL wins another Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013The debut of "Almost Human" on FOX Sunday drew decent numbers, but it also lost a good amount of its NFL lead-in and dropped off some in its second half. Still, it ranks among the better drama premieres of the fall, and FOX says it was the highest-rated entertainment program of the night among women 18-49.Also Sunday, a highly anticipated "Sunday Night Football" matchup between Kansas City and Denver drew big numbers for NBC. "The Mentalist" had its biggest total audience since its season premiere, and "Revenge" and "Betrayal" were up a little bit for ABC. "Once Upon a Time," however, took a little bit of a hit.NBC scored 20.8 million viewers and an 11.9 rating/18 share in households for the night, double the 10.4 million and 6.0/9 for second-place FOX. (Both networks' numbers will be adjusted for live broadcasts.) CBS (10 million, 6.3/10) came in third, and... //

The Mentalist: Has Red John Finally Been Revealed?

  [Warning: This article contains major spoilers about Sunday's episode of  The Mentalist . Read at your own risk!] After a 10-year hunt,  The Mentalist 's   Patrick Jane ( Simon Baker ) finally knows who killed his wife and daughter. Or does he?       //

'The Mentalist': 'The Great Red Dragon' writer on the big bombshells and what comes next

Sunday's (Nov. 17) episode of "The Mentalist" dropped not one, but two huge developments on viewers. The first is Jane's (Simon Baker) assertion that CBI director Gale Bertram (Michael Gaston) is Red John -- and the evidence we see in the episode certainly seems to point that way. The second is that, with Bertram and the Blake Association -- the name for the law-enforcement conspiracy plaguing California -- exposed, the FBI comes in and essentially shuts down the CBI. The bureau even moves out Jane's couch and breaks his favorite coffee cup. It's a whole lot to process, so much that we decided to call in an expert. Jordan Harper wrote "The Great Red Dragon" -- it's his ninth script for the series -- and talks to Zap2it about what happened, and what's to come in next week's episode, titled "Red John."Zap2it: What was the impetus for wanting to end the Red John arc early... //

The Mentalist Promotes Emily Swallow to Series Regular

  The Mentalist has promoted Monday Mornings alum Emily Swallow to series regular even before her debut  on the CBS drama, has confirmed. As first reported by , Swallow will...   //

Simon Baker & Bruno Heller on The Mentalist Season 6 “Red John” Episode & More

After six years of waiting to find out Red John’s identity, the time is almost here. This Sunday’s episode of  The Mentalist  will finally give us the answer we’ve all been dying to know. And as we’re inching closer to the big reveal, creator and executive producer Bruno Heller and Patrick Jane himself, Simon Baker, took part in a conference call to answer some of our burning questions about the “Red John” episode and the future of the show post-Red John. Read More... //