Ten fun facts about The Mentalist


Fact 1
The show follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people's minds.

Fact 2
The show often sets episodes in fictional locales with names like Salinger Mill and Rancho Rosa.

Fact 3
Like the majority of American television shows, The Mentalist is mostly filmed within the studio zone in Los Angeles County, but occasionally films a few scenes on location in Sacramento.

Fact 4
The structure used to represent the CBI headquarters in Sacramento is the back of the Pico House in downtown Los Angeles.

Fact 5
The pilot episode had an audience of 15.6 million viewers in its first airing, and 7.8 million in a re-airing three days later.

Fact 6
The Dec. 2, 2008 episode, "Flame Red", was the highest-rated television show of the week, marking the first time a program in its first season had achieved that distinction since Desperate Housewives four years earlier.

Fact 7
On Jan. 7, 2009, the show won the award for "Favorite New TV Drama" at the 35th People's Choice Awards. Actor Simon Barker also received several nominations for his role.

Fact 8
On Aug. 21, 2010, The Mentalist was honored with an award for its scientific and critical thinking content, from The IIG during its 10th Anniversary Gala.

Fact 9
Red John is a serial killer on “The Mentalist”. He has long existed before the killings of Patrick Jane's wife and daughter; he'd killed others in Nevada, Mexico and California.

Fact 10
Oliver Tanner was Red John's partner. Red John knew Tanner had a son. He later used him to help him with another murder of a female.


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is an American police procedural television series that debuted on Sept. 23, 2008.

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