'The Mentalist' sold into syndication at TNT
Patrick Jane should have a good feel about this: CBS' sophomore drama "The Mentalist" has netted a rich off-network syndication deal with TNT.
TV studios should feel good too. The off-network syndication market is heating up again, with two young dramas, "Mentalist" and another CBS procedural, "NCIS: Los Angeles," on Thursday selling for more than $2 million an episode after healthy bidding.
According to the pact between TNT and Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution, "Mentalist" will begin running weekly on the cable network in fall 2011, followed by a full-blown launch in 2012.
Neither side would discuss the financials of the deal, but the Simon Baker starrer is said to have fetched from $2.2 million-$2.3 million an episode.
Posted on: Aug 22nd, 2014, 3:11 pm
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