In addition to CBS’ 18 other renewals, the network has also granted ‘The Mentalist’ another life. However, for fans of ‘The Crazy Ones,’ ‘Intelligence,’ ‘Hostages,’ ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Friends With Better Lives,’ these five are no more, as CBS announced their cancellations today.
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Starring Simon Baker and Robin Tunney, ‘The Mentalist’ will return to CBS for a seventh season. This might come as a shock to fans, especially since its ratings have been slipping and some viewers have found the series to be lacking ever since Patrick Jane (Baker) solved the case of Red John aka the man who murdered his wife and daughter. Apparently, CBS still finds the Bruno Heller drama worth saving.
In sadder news, Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar and James Wolk’s ‘The Crazy Ones’ will no longer be getting crazy, as CBS axed the series created by David E. Kelley, after one season. The same goes for freshman comedies ‘Bad Teacher,’ featuring Ari Graynor, and ‘Friends With Better Lives,’ with James Van Der Beek.
Those who wanted to see more of Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette in ‘Hostages’ won't be, as the series is not returning. But, McDermott will remain on the small screen in Kevin Williamson’s upcoming ‘Stalker,’ which is also located on CBS.
Lastly, ‘Intelligence,’ with Sawyer, I mean Josh Holloway, is also no more. The series about a high-intelligence operative also starred ‘Once Upon a Time’s Meghan Ory and ‘CSI’s Marg Helgenberger.