New ‘Mentalist’ Boss Weighs In on Jane, Lisbon and CBI Romance

CBS’ ‘The Mentalist‘ not only is trying out a new time slot this Thursday (9/8c, with ‘CSI’ following), but there’s a new sheriff in town as well. And her name is Special Agent Madeleine Hightower. “I have big shoes to fill,” Aunjanue Ellis (‘True Blood’) says of joining the hit CBS procedural, where she’s picking […]

Continue Reading

Inside Emmy: Handicapping Lead Actor, Drama

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES . As a walk-up to the 2009 Emmy Awards, Fancast will provide inside looks at the major categories. First up, Lead Actor in A Drama Series. BRYAN CRANSTON – BREAKING BAD (AMC) Why he’ll win: Creatively, “Breaking Bad” was even better this year, and so was Cranston. Why he […]

Continue Reading

‘The Mentalist’ Gets its Anti-Hero

Terry Kinney has been recruited to play Agent Sam Bosco in a recurring role on CBS’ breakout hit ‘The Mentalist.’ According to the Hollywood Reporter Kinney’s character will be the direct antithesis of Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) – while Jane does not appreciate Bosco’s by-the-book approach to solving crimes, the latter is equally frustrated with […]

Continue Reading

The Mentalist: “Scarlett Fever”

The episode opens at the Marquesa residence, which is bursting at the seams with fancy people. “Scarlett throws the best parties,” insist a bevy of beauties who are making the rounds inside. Ah, but the hostess with the mostest soon comes running out of the powder room, foaming at the mouth, and then takes a […]

Continue Reading

The Mentalist: “Crimson Casanova”

The setting is a fancy hotel. It’s nighttime, where, for one unlucky guest, the turn-down service involves bullets in lieu of the chocolate mint on the pillow. And it’s lights out for Claire Wolcott, the unlucky guest in question. As Lisbon and her team arrive on the scene, we learn that Claire’s husband has friends […]

Continue Reading