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MENTALIST, THE
Air Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#612) "The Golden Hammer"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

JANE AND THE FBI INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A HIGH-TECH CARTOGRAPHER WHO MAY HAVE UNEARTHED A SPY RING BEFORE HE DIED, ON "THE MENTALIST," SUNDAY, JAN. 12

Navid Negahban ("Homeland") Guest Stars as Hassan Zarif, A Man With Information About The Cartographer's Death

"The Golden Hammer" - Jane and the FBI investigate the murder of a high-tech cartographer who may have unearthed a spy ring before his death. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt find themselves on the trail of an alarming conspiracy, on THE MENTALIST, Sunday, Jan. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Navid Negahban ("Homeland") guest stars as Hassan Zarif, a man with information about the cartographer's death.

SERIES REGULARS:

Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)
Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon)
Tim Kang (Kimball Cho)
Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby)
Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt)
Rockmond Dunbar (FBI Agent Dennis Abbott)
Emily Swallow (Kim Fischer)

GUEST CAST:

Joe Adler (Jason Wylie)
Erin Way (Avery Schultz)
Wayne Bastrup (Charles Whitaker)
Travis Schuldt (Curtis Whitaker)
Devon Gummersall (Gabriel Quinn)
Michael Mantell (Leo Drembelas)
Brian Patrick Wade (Martin Hagen)
Pat Skipper (Mitch Daniels)
David Norona (Osvaldo Ardiles)
Navid Negahban (Hassan Zarif)
Mark Saul (Sergei Sokolov)
Greg Fitzpatrick (Bike Cop)
Barbara Kerford (Lady In Elevator)

WRITTEN BY: Mike Weiss

DIRECTED BY: Jim Hayman

RATING: TV14-LV

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MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
Returns Sunday, November 30
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/08 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (13 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, November 2014) The seventh and final season of THE MENTALIST will premiere Sunday, Nov. 30 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT*), where it will air new episodes for five weeks through December. When THE GOOD WIFE returns on Sunday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), THE MENTALIST will shift to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time slot on Jan. 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). MADAM SECRETARY will also return Sunday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt
· Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby
· Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon
· Simon Baker as Patrick Jane
· Tim Kang as Kimball Cho
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruno Heller as EP
· Bruno Heller as WRTR (Pilot)
· Chris Long as EP
· Daniel Cerone as EP
· David Nutter as DIR (Pilot)
· Eoghan Mahony as EP
· Erika Green Swafford as CO-PROD
· John J. Scherer as CO-PROD
· Ken Woodruff as SP
· Matthew Carlisle as PROD/UPM
· Michael Weiss as CO-PROD
· Nina Corrado as CO-PROD
· Peter Lauritson as CO-PROD
· Simon Baker as PROD
· Tom Szentgyorgyi as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Primrose Hill Productions
· Warner Bros. Television