CBS has released both the official press release and promotional photos ahead of The Mentalist's season 5 premiere, which airs Sunday 30th September. The first episode of the new season is titled 'The Crimson Ticket'. Aside from the obviously exciting content (synopsis, photos etc) pay extra attention to the cast list, in particular the returning and debuting guest stars. See the press release and photos below. PRESS RELEASE:
WHILE JANE TRIES TO DECIPHER LORELEIS CONNECTION TO RED JOHN, THE CBI TEAM IS FORCED TO PARTNER WITH THE FBI TO SOLVE THE MURDER OF A HOTEL EMPLOYEE, ON THE FIFTH SEASON PREMIERE OF THE MENTALIST, SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) Returns as Lorelei Martins, Polly Walker (Rome) Guest Stars as Senior FBI Agent Alexa Schultz and Ivan Sergei Guest Stars as FBI Agent Gabe Mancini CHEAT TWEET: CBI vs. FBI? What brings these teams together? @echriqui returns on the season premiere of #thementalist Sun. 9/30 http://bit.ly/NIP7hf The Crimson Ticket While Jane tries to decipher Loreleis connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee, on the fifth season premiere of THE MENTALIST on Sunday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) returns as Lorelei Martins, Polly Walker (Rome) guest stars as Senior FBI Agent Alexa Schultz and Ivan Sergei guest stars as FBI Agent Gabe Mancini.
SERIES REGULARS: Simon Baker (Patrick Jane) Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon) Tim Kang (Kimball Cho) Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby) Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt) GUEST STARS: Emmanuelle Chriqui (Lorelei Martins) Michael Gaston (Gale Bertram) Ivan Sergei (Gabe Mancini) Drew Powell (Reede Smith) Jon Curry (Tom Yannick) Mandy Kowalski (Callie Karlsen) Anthony Martins (Rex Longo) Polly Walker (Alexa Schultz) Jarrod Crawford (Journalist) Jim O'Heir (Norris) Kelly Schumann (Estelle) Esther Scott (Darla) Amanda Detmer (Nicola Karlsen) Dina Simon (Jasmin Lonagul) Maz Siam (Mac Lonagul) Oscar Best (Sac PD Captain) John Rubinstein (Judge Manchester) Alissa Ford (Valerie Whittaker) Livia Treviño (Female Prison Guard) WRITTEN BY: Bruno Heller, one of the series executive producers DIRECTED BY: Randy Zisk GENRE: DRAMA, CRIME, MYSTERY PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS: Love The Mentalist? If so, why not check out my recap/review of the season 4 finale, or my piece on '5 Reasons To Be Excited For The Mentalist Season 5'. All comments appreciated.