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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"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

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 Sunday, November 30
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/08 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (13 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, November 2014) The seventh and final season of THE MENTALIST will premiere Sunday, Nov. 30 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT*), where it will air new episodes for five weeks through December. When THE GOOD WIFE returns on Sunday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), THE MENTALIST will shift to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time slot on Jan. 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). MADAM SECRETARY will also return Sunday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
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