‘The Mentalist’ ends long run on CBS next year

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After a run of seven seasons on CBS, “The Mentalist,” starring Simon Baker and Chicago native Robin Tunney, will be wrapping up after a two-hour finale Feb. 18. A shortened, 13-episode season will bow at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, temporarily taking over from “The Good Wife.” When that Chicago-set series returns on Jan. 4, “The Mentalist” will then shift to Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through its finale.

That said, there is talk that Warner Bros., the studio that produces “The Mentalist,” could conceivably shop the series to other broadcast or cable outlets — as was the case with such shows as “Medium” and “Southland.”

However, at this point, its unclear if that will occur.

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