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CBS Renews The Mentalist, Cancels The Crazy Ones and More

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CBS has renewed The Mentalist, but canceled The Crazy Ones, IntelligenceBad TeacherFriends with Better Lives and Hostages, TVGuide.com has learned.

Though The Mentalist is still a strong performer, the end of the Red John era, the promised  of Jane and Lisbon’s relationship in the upcoming Season 6 finale, its absence from CBS’ early renewals, as well as creator Bruno Heller’s upcoming departure for Fox’s Gotham made it seem the procedural was prepared to call it a day. But the show will be able to explore its post-Red John reboot for at least one season longer. It is unclear if next season will be its last.

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Many of CBS’ freshmen series weren’t so lucky. Despite an all-star cast with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Crazy Ones failed to live up to CBS’ high standards for Thursday night ratings, while Hostages also failed to live up to the hype. Midseason shows Intelligence, Bad Teacher and Friends with Better Lives will also not return for second seasons.

Which shows will you miss? Catch up on The Mentalist here.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)


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