As previously reported, the seventh season of CBS’ “The Mentalist” will be its last. The network confirmed the news today when it announced the series will return to the primetime schedule on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on January 7. “Mentalist” will bridge the gap between new episodes of “The Good Wife” during its Sunday run and take over for “Survivor” on Wednesdays before it concludes with a special two-hour series finale airing on Wednesday, February 18. In addition to “The Mentalist,” “Undercover Boss” returns to the lineup with three special Sunday broadcasts on December 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and December 21 and 28 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On January 2, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.
“One of the goals this season was to keep expanding our lineup of year-round, original programming and have fewer repeat cycles,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime. “We’re fortunate to have two popular, proven ratings winners in ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘Undercover Boss’ to seamlessly join our schedule.”
*These are football doubleheader Sundays.