You have to love surprise endings, right? This has proven to be the most surprising May to date when it comes to renewals and cancellations, and you have a perfect example starring right at you in “The Mentalist” over on CBS.
This time a week ago, it looked like the series was looking pretty dead in the water, mostly because the ratings were not that great, and there was not that much room on a crowded schedule. Luckily, CBS has evolved from the dinosaur that it used to be! The network that canceled “CSI: Miami” and “Without a Trace” without giving them a proper ending would not have allowed something like this to happen.
In the end, think of this final renewal as CBS showing that they do care about their fans far more than many believe, and they want them to know that their shows should receive proper endings. “The Mentalist” is going to most-likely have a 13-episode final season coming up (per Deadline), and we personally have to say that we are fine with that. 13 episodes is better than zero, and unless TNT wanting to dive back into a genre that they are starting to get away from, the show was probably not going to return if it was not renewed by its own network.
Hopefully, this additional order will allow for an opportunity for the show to see what happens for Jane and Lisbon after a “romantic” finale coming up in just over a week, and if the two parties can establish some sort of deeper connection if they are both together romantically and on the job. (We’re at least hoping that they end up together romantically.)
So congratulations are in order for the fans, who really worked hard in an effort to make this renewal happen.
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