CBS has already renewed 19 shows for the 2014-2015 TV season, but its Sunday night drama “The Mentalist” wasn’t among them. According to a new report, in the event that the network decides not to pick up more episodes of the six-season drama, the show could survive on another network.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV is already shopping the show to cable and broadcast networks. TNT, ION and ABC are all reportedly considering picking up what would be the drama’s seventh season.
With an average of 11 million viewers per week, “The Mentalist” is still quite popular — it’s just that CBS has so many other successful shows that there might not be room on the schedule. Star Simon Baker has a deal that lasts one more season, so whichever network potentially picks up the show would have to renegotiate a new deal.
“The Mentalist” is the No. 1 scripted series in France and commands a high price for its off-network repeats, so it is very lucrative for the studio.