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THE MENTALIST

CBS Sunday at 900 ET

 PTC Summary:

Production Company: Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Charles Goldstein, Ashley Gable, and Chris Long
Creator: Bruno Heller

Patrick Jane is “The Mentalist,”  a former celebrity psychic and consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. Patrick is not psychic, though he has a sharp eye for details and reading people. He uses his observational genius and charm to help the CBI investigate high-profile murder cases. Jane’s boss Teresa Lisbon has no affection for Patrick’s refusal to play by traditional law enforcement rules.  Other members of Teresa’s team include Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby, and Grace Van Pelt, who are amazed at Patrick’s uncanny ability to pick killers out of the list of suspects. Jane’s motivation for joining the CBI is to find the serial killer, Red John, who killed his wife and child.

The Mentalist contains a fair amount of adult content.  Foul language has included the words “screw,” “crap,” “bastard,” “son of a bitch,” “damn,” and “jackass.”  Sexual content is based in innuendo and conversational topics.  In one episode, adultery is described as “banging your wife like a big bass drum,” and in another there is a plot point about a middle-aged man having an affair with a 15 year old girl.  Violence is graphic, and has included scenes of dead bodies in pools of blood, a person to beaten to death with a golf club, a teenage girl found dead by a young child, a man’s body buried in cement with just his nose showing, a plot about kidnappers who murder their victims, and a woman shooting a man at point blank range, blood spurting from his chest.  In a recent episode, a victim was shown after being eviscerated by a rotary jewelry saw.  In another, a man was shot at point blank with large bloody wounds on his chest.

The Mentalist is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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