'The Mentalist' Season 7 could move to another network if CBS doesn't renew
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV is already shopping the show to cable and broadcast networks. TNT, ION and ABC are all reportedly considering picking up what would be the drama's seventh season.
With an average of 11 million viewers per week, "The Mentalist" is still quite popular -- it's just that CBS has so many other successful shows that there might not be room on the schedule. Star Simon Baker has a deal that lasts one more season, so whichever network potentially picks up the show would have to renegotiate a new deal.
"The Mentalist" is the No. 1 scripted series in France and commands a high price for its off-network repeats, so it is very lucrative for the studio.