Patrick Jane is going to solve his final case on CBS next year. After seven seasons, the charming crime-solver will hang up his vest on the network. Though the show’s pending demise has been widely speculated, CBS officially confirmed for the first time that the show’s upcoming episodes will mark the drama’s final outing — and it will be a shortened 13-episode season.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, MNT will begin airing the first four seasons — 67 episodes — of The Walking Dead, the AMC mega-hit. MNT has the exclusive broadcast off-net rights to the drama for at least one season. MNT will also add Warner Bros.’ The Mentalist to its lineup on Oct. 2. It will be the CBS drama’s first airing in broadcast syndication.
Two episodes of The Mentalist will air on Thursdays, joining The Walking Dead as new additions to the program services’ 2014-15 lineup. Not returning this fall are House and Monk.
With The Mentalist‘s future at CBS in serious doubt, the studio behind the veteran drama, Warner Bros TV, has been quietly shopping the series to other networks, garnering some preliminary interest from broadcast and cable.