CBS aired the first season of "The Mentalist" on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, beginning on Sept. 23, 2008. The first season had 23 episodes and ranked sixth in the 2008 to 2009 television ratings.
Created by Bruno Teller, "The Mentalist" ran for a total of seven seasons comprised of 151 episodes. The lead actor, Simon Baker, appeared as Patrick Jane in every episode, along with Robin Tunney who played Teresa Lisbon and Tim Kang who played Kimball Cho. Throughout its run, the show appeared on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at various times. The last episode aired on Feb. 18, 2015. The final season had seven episodes.
The show was nominated for several awards including Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards.