The Mentalist will end after Season 7, it has now been confirmed.
Actor Tim Kang announced the news via Twitter:
This is our 7th and final season. Looking at the scripts now, it's so fun and such a great season!
— Tim Kang (@Tim__Kang) September 14, 2014
In a new behind the scenes clip from the Season 6 DVD, creator Bruno Heller says of the decision to end CBS police procedural:
“Rather than play games anymore, it felt like the audience was ready for a definitive statement.”
Adds series star Simon Baker:
“We’d gone with this story line for so long. I really felt like we’d played it out.”
Watch the show’s cast and creators discuss the decision to end The Mentalist after Season 7, via the TVGuide video below: