CBS has just picked up its first post-strike pilot, the Bruno Heller crime drama The Mentalist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The pickup for the crime drama came on the same day CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said that "pilots are vastly overrated" and vowed to do fewer expensive ones.
The Mentalist centers on a mentalist who uses his skills of observation to solve crimes as an independent detective working with the police. David Nutter will direct and executive produce the pilot with Rome co-creator Heller.
CBS has not announced when they plan to air the crime drama The Mentalist.