We cannot ignore this new fall tv show. We’ve seen the screener and, although the focus is not a strong, female character, it’s got Simon Baker. What’s not to love? Read the show description from Warner Bros.:
THE MENTALIST stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is 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 role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.
ON AIR: Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
PREMIERE: Sept. 23, 2008
STARRING: Simon Baker …………………..Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney……………… Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman…………………..Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti Grace Van Pelt
PRODUCED BY: Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bruno Heller and David Nutter
CREATOR: Bruno Heller
I loved the interaction between Patrick Jane and the CBI team. Wayne seems to take Jane’s talent seriously, yet he seems to take great pleasure in how the rest of the team reacts to him. Kimball alternates between disgust and admiration. Grace isn’t sure what to believe about Jane.
Jane has a secret of his own, however. One that haunts him and took him out of the public eye and his celebrity status.
This show will fit in well at NiceGirlsTV. Again, Simon Baker. Need I say more?