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MENTALIST, THE [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#601) "The Desert Rose"
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JANE AND LISBON SECRETLY CONTINUE THEIR DANGEROUS MISSION TO NARROW DOWN THE LIST OF SEVEN RED JOHN SUSPECTS, ON THE SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "THE MENTALIST," SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

Editor's note: The start time for this episode has been changed.

Michael Gaston Returns as CBI Director Gale Bertram

Josie Davis Guest Stars as Sonya, a Waitress at a Truck Stop

Lauren Stamile Guest Stars as Madison Yardley, a Murder Victim's Wife

"The Desert Rose" - Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years, on the sixth season premiere of THE MENTALIST, Sunday, Sept. 29 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael Gaston returns as CBI Director Gale Bertram. Josie Davis guest stars as Sonya, a waitress at a truck stop, and Lauren Stamile ("Grey's Anatomy") guest stars as Madison Yardley, the murder victim's wife.

The seven Red John suspects are: Bret Stiles, Gale Bertram, Ray Haffner, Reede Smith, Robert Kirkland, Sheriff Thomas McCallister and Brett Partridge.

SERIES REGULARS:

Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)
Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon)
Tim Kang (Kimball Cho)
Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby)
Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt)

GUEST STARS:

Michael Gaston (Gale Bertram)
Jack Plotnick (Brett Partridge)
Josie Davis (Sonya)
Hugo Armstrong (Mac the Cook)
Marcus DeAnda (Hector)
Lauren Stamile (Madison Yardley)
Trent Ford (Gavin Yardley)
Guri Weinberg (Arek Green)
Mitch Ryan (Cody Benbow)
Andi Carnick (Sac PD Sergeant)
John Troy Donovan (CBI Ron)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer and Series Creator Bruno Heller

DIRECTED BY: Chris Long

RATING: TV14-LV

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MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/08 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's seventh) on 5/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2013) CBS announced today it has renewed 18 returning series from television's top-rated lineup for the 2013-2014 broadcast season. The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television's leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Among the returning dramas are the previously announced NCIS, television's #1 program and top drama for the fourth consecutive year, and the time period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Other dramas renewed include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the third straight year; PERSON OF INTEREST, the fastest-growing show on network television; ELEMENTARY, the season's most-watched new program; as well as HAWAII FIVE-0, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt
· Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby
· Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon
· Simon Baker as Patrick Jane
· Tim Kang as Kimball Cho
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruno Heller as EP
· Bruno Heller as WRTR (Pilot)
· Chris Long as EP
· Daniel Cerone as EP
· David Nutter as DIR (Pilot)
· Eoghan Mahony as EP
· Erika Green Swafford as CO-PROD
· John J. Scherer as CO-PROD
· Ken Woodruff as SP
· Matthew Carlisle as PROD/UPM
· Michael Weiss as CO-PROD
· Nina Corrado as CO-PROD
· Peter Lauritson as CO-PROD
· Simon Baker as PROD
· Tom Szentgyorgyi as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Primrose Hill Productions
· Warner Bros. Television