CBS orders six additional scripts of The Mentalist
Like Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, CBS notices the little things...such as Nielsen ratings that scream out "surefire hit." The network has asked for six more scripts of its shiny new series The Mentalist, according to EW.com, a move that usually precedes a full-season pickup.
As is the case with most new shows, The Mentalist is basically on trial through the end of the year; CBS asks for only 13 episodes initially, and if things go well, it will ask for nine more for a total of 22. So far, things have gone very well for The Mentalist, which has averaged a whopping 15.4 million viewers in its first two episodes.
The Mentalist stars Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. Jane has a unique ability of hyperperception (I think I made that phrase up)--in other words, he can see things that most people wouldn't and then logically deduce unseen details. Also starring are Robin Tunney as Jane's acting superior and Owain Yeoman and Tim Kang as members of Jane's team.
CBS has not yet ordered a full season of The Mentalist, but with the show's numbers way up and more scripts ordered, it's almost a lock to stick around through next year. This is good news for the charming Aussie Baker, who has had limited success on television as the lead in The Guardian and the short-lived Smith, both of which aired on CBS.
Fonte : Tv.com