CBS Investigates More 'Mentalist' Scripts
Six scripts could lead to a back-nine order
Given that "The Mentalist" is perhaps the lone asterisk-free freshman hit of the new season, CBS' decision isn't surprising.
According to media reports -- starting at Entertainment Weekly -- the network has requested six additional scripts for the quirky procedural, which features Simon Baker as an ultra-observant crimefighter.
It's expected that it will only be a matter of time before CBS gives a formal back-nine order for "The Mentalist," a reward for a drama that has averaged more than 15 million viewers in its first two Tuesday night airings.
Although their overall viewerships pale in comparison to "The Mentalist," both FOX's "Fringe" and The CW's "90210" have already received back-nine orders.