The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that debuted on September 23, 2008, on CBS. The show was created by Bruno Heller, who is also its Executive Producer. The show follows former 'psychic' Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is now a consultant to the fictional California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to 'read' peoples' minds. The Mentalist was released on iTunes October 1st 2012. On March 14, 2012, CBS announced that The Mentalist had been renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on September 30, 2012. The Mentalist follows Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the fictional California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) based in Sacramento, California. Although not an officer of the law of any sort, he uses skills from his former career as a successful, yet knowingly and admittedly fraudulent psychic medium to help a team of CBI agents solve various crimes.
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