New Episode Of ‘The Mentalist’ Delayed A Week Due To Late NFL Game

Simon Baker (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Simon Baker (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Viewers looking for the latest episode of “The Mentalist” on Sunday night will have to wait another week to see the next thrilling episode in the search for Red John’s identity.

Sunday’s NFL matchup between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers was a long, high-scoring game. That pushed “The Mentalist” back to 11 p.m. on the east coast. Rather than airing Fire and Brimstone that late, the network opted to push it back a week. As a result, West Coast viewers got a repeat instead.

In case you’re wondering what’s going to happen next week, here’s a teaser.

After obtaining the final clue, Jane makes an attempt to gather the remaining suspects in the Red John investigation in hopes of finally revealing his identity.