"The Mentalist," which aired on CBS for seven seasons from 2008 to 2015, starred Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a con man turned troubled consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation with a mission to find the serial killer Red John and seek revenge for the killing of his wife and child. It also starred Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon, Jane's boss at the CBI, and eventually, in the final season, his love interest. Baker was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal of Jane, and Tunney received a nomination for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress during the 2015 People's Choice Awards.
The series also starred Tim Kang as Kimball Cho, Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby and Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt, all of which were part of Lisbon's team at the CBI. In the seventh season, Kang and Yeoman only appeared in the series' finale.
The series won several awards during its seven-season run, including a 2009 award by the Television Critics Association for Outstanding New Program and a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama the same year. The show also won nominations for Favorite TV Crime Drama in both 2014 and 2015 at the People's Choice Awards.