The Mentalist to Introduce New Series Regular

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The Red John mystery will be solved on The Mentalist Season 6.

Before the calendar year is up, no less.

So, what will this mean for the relationship between Jane and Lisbon?

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Series creator Bruno Heller touched on that topic in a chat with TV Line, teasing the upcoming introduction of a new female cast member in early 2014.

"The chemistry has always been there bubbling up. But he now has other priorities and other agendas and other pressures," Heller says of Jane and his feelings about Lisbon. “When you’re as good a detective as Jane is, it’s very hard to walk away even when you want to walk away... Some people wont let Jane walk away from what he’s so good at. And our new female lead has something to do with that.”

Interesting. Cryptic. Intriguing.

The Mentalist Season 6 kicks off on Sunday, September 29.

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What if Christina Frye will be the new regular?that would be interesting to watch!!:))

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I'm curious about who they might be bringing in, and looking forward to a new chapter to the Mentalist. It's time to see Jane branch beyond Red John. See how he deals without having that focus.


I would love to see Shiri Appleby as the new female character for The Mentalist. She was just on the 2nd Season of Girls on HBO and Chicago Firle on NBC. She's a great actress and is waiting for the next big thing to come her way. On a side note Shiri and Lisbon are friends in real life.


Hey, Capital City, there's more to the TM demo than Jisbon shippers. I of course would love to see them get together but am in no big rush. It would simply be a natural outcome of what they have been through together. Meanwhile I see their relationship as primarily mother-child and this works so well with how the characters have been developed. Lisbon's background shows she is a caretaker, having protected her brothers, and she's doing that with Jane. Jane's background is one of being abused and stuck with being a carney hustler with no memory of a mother. He needs a mother figure and Lisbon is that. From that relationship they are working together to take down Red John. Once that is achieved, the mother-child dynamic will not longer be emotionally important for them and they will end up in a romance - probably more bantering and teasing than physical. It's TM's style. Fine with me.


why is everyone so concerned with whether the two characters are going to hook up? you silly females. now you're jealous because because they are going to introduce another female character. i always suspected that i was out of the normal demographic of people who like this show.


I would like there to be a new male lead, because we always see jealous Lisbon and I want to see jealous Jane. After this information i start little worrying. I'm asking Bruno, please let us watch jisbon kiss in more than 5 series


I'm thinking maybe it's a new boss. This is how I interpreted it is that Jane wants to walk away before/ after Red Johnand she's there to stop him. Nothing about this gives me the feeling she will come between Jane/Lisbon only in work.


People, people, I can feel your pain and as a shipper, I'm incredibly frustrated too by those spoilers. But I think Bruno is trolling us again. He knows what we've been waiting for and he knows how much Jane's love interests were hated. That's why he's teasing us. From what I can interpret, this female character will be linked to professional issues so maybe it doesn't have anything to do with a possible love interest. Female character doesn't mean love interest anyway, and not necessarily for Jane. who knows, maybe she's a lesbian and she will hit on Lisbon? Seriously, I was the first one to scream out of rage when I read this (another female recurring character?? Again??). BUT we don't have enough information so it's too soon to freak out. I think we should calm down and wait.


who is this new female lead ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ i dont want lisbon to leave we love her


i cant see jame kissing or having feelings for another women that is not lisbonn

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