CBS Renews ‘The Mentalist’ for Season 7, Cancels ‘The Crazy Ones,' 'Intelligence' & More


CBS Renews ‘The Mentalist,’ Cancels ‘The Crazy Ones’ & More

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.

RELATED NEWS: CBS Orders ‘NCIS’ & ‘CSI’ Spin-Offs, ‘Odd Couple,’ Kevin Williamson’s ‘Stalker’ & 4 More to Series

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.

- Friends with Better Lives
- Intelligence (US)
- Bad Teacher
- The Crazy Ones
- Hostages
- The Mentalist

Written by: akoerner
May 10th, 2014, 11:47 am

Images courtesy of CBS


Level 1 (77%)
Points: 7.8
Since: 19/Dec/12
Message Posted On May 21st, 2014, 7:11 am

Just watched a 3 in a row sesion of Friends with Better Lives and decided to post a short comment on just how good the show is and that I was looking forward to many seasons. But now after reading that it's been canceled, I am just sad and wish I had just watched 1 episode so the remaining ones could have lasted longer. But hang on now, the news just gets worse as they have also canceled The Crazy Ones. It looks like the people that look for Sci-Fi shows to kill off before they have aired half a season, are now doing it to great Comedy show too. 

Could some one in America please find these people and . . . . . . convince them to PISS OFF for good. Pretty please ???


Level 1 (20%)
Since: 07/Jan/13
Message Posted On May 13th, 2014, 2:23 am

I have three words for FWBL....Funny, Brooklyn Decker


Level 1 (38%)
Since: 04/Feb/14
Message Posted On May 12th, 2014, 9:02 am

Out of all the axed shows on this list the only one I cared about was "Intelligence".  I thought it got better each week and was really hoping it would be given a second season.  I will definitely miss it.  So many great new shows have been cancelled by the networks this season.  It makes me want to stop watching network television altogether.  Nothing lasts so why bother watching a show and getting attached to it?  It won't stick around.


Message Posted On May 12th, 2014, 4:50 am
Anonymous, Psych was a lot of fun and had one of the best endings ever done. Beat the shit out of the stinking red john tie up.

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 8:00 pm
"Show went downhill from season one as a ripoff of Psych." Please. Psych was a giant pile of steamy shit. I'm not saying the mentalist is great but a hell of a lot better than psych. I can't believe that show lasted as long as it did.

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 1:14 pm
I'm a fan of Robin Williams, but hated the constant screaming on Crazy Ones. Pandering and imitating the premise that loud is funny, I finally turned it off permanently when the entire case was in a round of loud, loud, screaming lines that was neither crazy nor funny.
Stop Cancelling Comedies

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 12:30 pm
Can this networks at least try to give new shows a chance? Everyone panics if the ratings drop just a little between episode 1 and 2 and they decide to trash it (if it's a comedy it seems). Not sure who hates comedies that "push the bar" of network TV, but that person or group of people are killing these risk taking new comedy shows.

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 7:16 am
Who was blowing who to get the Mentalist another season? Has someone molested then killed a small child, but didn't have the clout to claim Affluenza and wound up being blackmailed. Show went downhill from season one as a ripoff of Psych.
Peter in Oz

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 4:38 am
I said a month or so ago that James Van Der Beek was just not getting a break with his comedies. And here's the proof yet again that he has been sabotaged by network programming.

Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 2:47 am
Everything on that list but bad teacher was a stinking pile of shit! Glad they're gone. Specially the pathetic Robin Williams one