His contract is now said to be worth upwards of $30 million, which adds another year to his current six-year commitment to the show. The actor, who plays Patrick Jane on the CBS series, will also be credited as a producer starting in Season 5, and he will also receive a bigger cut of the back end revenue.
The Mentalist stars Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a well-known psychic who teams up with the California Bureau of Investigation to help solve crimes. The show airs on Thursday nights at 10 PM ET. This current third season is averaging 16.5 million viewers. While that figure is down 6% from last year, The Mentalist still ranks as one of the most DVR-ed programs on television, adding another 3 million viewers after those playback figures are added in.