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Can't Believe I'm Plugging a CBS Show

I vowed never to watch another CBS show again when they took The Guardian off the air, back in 2004.

I kinda broke that promise by watching a *taped* episode of "Cold Case" - Blood on the Tracks, in which Jamie Bamber guest-starred last year.  But this is different...

Simon Baker is coming back to CBS in a new show called "The Mentalist".  Squee!

The show is about a man (starring Simon Baker) who helps investigators solve tough cases while searching for the murderer of his wife and child.

Sounds a bit similar to the other crime-dramas on TV these days?  Maybe so.  But I'm heartened by the fact David Nutter is billed as the director, and Bruno Heller as the writer.

Apparently David Nutter has directed shows like "Terminator:  The Sarah Connor Chronicles", "The Sopranos", "Supernatural", "Without a Trace", "The X Files", etc., and Bruno Heller was one of the writer/creator of "Rome" (unfortunately he was also the executive producer of "Bionic Woman", but so was David Eick, heh).

Interested?  Here's a link to a preview clip.

Is the girl beside Simon the actress who played Veronica in Prison Break?!  Yay!

ETA:  I now have a new quote (after watching the clip 10th time):

"He irks me...  He's irksome."

Gotta love the 2 second pause he put in-between the line, and The Walking Out.  After all this time, I still *love* seeing Nick Simon's back... ;)
THE MENTALIST stars Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a detective and 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 (Robin Tunney, "Prison Break") 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 (Tim Kang, "Rambo"), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman, "The Nine"), and rookie member Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti, "The O.C."), who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

The show is on CBS's Fall schedule by the way!


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May. 16th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I hope you have better luck this time. :) I'm definitely going to give the show a try. I like Simon. I even gave his last series, Smith, a shot. The first ep had potential, but it quickly went down hill. We need more pretty foreign imports on TV! ;)
May. 16th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
You are braver than me then. I sat out on Smith. For one thing I was still bitter. But mostly, I just didn't find its premises interesting. Jamie is the only actor whose project I would watch no matter what. :b

Mmmm, pretty foreign imports! ;)

Edited at 2008-05-16 03:20 am (UTC)
May. 16th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
So I guess that means Supernatural is out? ;) Oh well, the show sounds interesting and I'll definitely give it a try (just remind me when it airs so I remember to watch it *g*).

David Nutter is awesome, plain and simple!!! If he works for the show, then that's a big plus :)
May. 16th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
But Supernatural is out on DVD sets, isn't it? Plus I can always TiVo the show should I find the show interesting. ;)
May. 16th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, the first two seasons are out on DVD.

I just watched the finale of Season 3 ... gosh!!!!!! I'm still shocked and close to crying. I need it to be September right about now!!!!

Sorry, really just finished the episode about five minutes ago ... that was one HELL of an episode!
May. 16th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed your show. ;)

At least you don't have to wait over a year for the next installment!
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