As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/mentalist-conclude-7-seasons">previously reported</a>, 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 <strong>Sunday, November 30</strong> at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on <strong>January 7</strong>. "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 <strong>Wednesday, February 18</strong>. In addition to "The Mentalist," "Undercover Boss" returns to the lineup with three special Sunday broadcasts on <strong>December 14</strong> (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and <strong>December 21 </strong>and<strong> 28</strong> (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On <strong>January 2</strong>, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.
The success of its breakout drama series, “Gotham,” has led FOX to extend the series’ run with an order of six new episodes! <strong>Dana Walden</strong> and <strong>Gary Newman</strong>, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, announced yesterday that they’ve decided to pick up six more episodes of the drama, bringing it to a full 22-episode season. “’Gotham’ debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. <strong>Bruno Heller</strong> and <strong>Danny Cannon</strong> have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said the execs via an official press release. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire ‘Gotham’ team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”
Before meeting with reporters later this morning and advertisers this evening, FOX announced its Fall 2014 primetime schedule that includes a portfolio of new content for the 2014-2015 television season, which join FOX veterans "American Idol," "Animation Domination High-Def," "Bob's Burger," "Boom!," "Bones," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Family Guy," "The Following," "Glee," "Hell's Kitchen," "Hotel Hell," "Masterchef," "Master Junior," "The Mindy Project," "New Girl," "The Simpsons," "Sleepy Hollow" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Each series returns with new seasons airing at various points through 2014-2015.