About The Mentalist

About the Show

Begins October 2 at 8/7c and 9/8c

Patrick Jane is an independent consultant with the FBI with a remarkable track record for using his razor-sharp skills of observation and psychological manipulation to solve serious crimes. Notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned, Jane's final psychic act was to challenge the serial killer Red John on television -- resulting in the murder of Jane's wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane pursued the killer as a member of the California Bureau of Investigation and finally had his revenge with the death of the elusive killer.

Now working with the FBI, Jane's role in cracking a series of tough, high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents, including his former CBI team members Kimball Cho and Teresa Lisbon, who alternates between acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Also part of the FBI team based in Austin, Texas, is Senior Agent Dennis Abbott and the by-the-books agent Kim Fisher. Although the FBI bureaucracy agrees that Jane is a loose cannon, they can't help but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.