CBS has made it official — the upcoming 13-episode seventh season of The Mentalist will be the crime drama’s last. The end game was fully expected when The Mentalist clinched an eleventh hour renewal in May after spending the spring heavily on the bubble, prompting producing studio Warner Bros. TV to shop the series to other networks. The Mentalist is getting a proper sendoff — creator Bruno Heller, who has a high-profile new series for WBTV, Gotham, recently given a full-season order by Fox, is shepherding the final chapter, sharing co-showrunner duties with one of his lieutenants, Tom Szentgyorgyi. (Chris Long also is an executive producer). WBTV was prepared for The Mentalist to end after Season 7 as series star Simon Baker‘s current contract expires then. The show is leaving in a good place creatively, having undergone a successful reboot midway through Season 6 when the series’ central Red John storyline was wrapped and the setting moved from California to Texas.

The final season of The Mentalist will premiere on the series’ most recent regular night, Sunday, on November 30, airing there for five weeks before it moves to Wednesday 8 PM on January 4 to fill in for Survivor as the veteran reality series takes a break between its two cycles. The Mentalist will conclude its run with a two-hour finale on February 18.

Image (1) UNDERCOVER-BOSS-OCT-18__131019163515.jpg for post 615819Similarly, Undercover Boss will be used to bridge the fall and spring seasons of another CBS unscripted veteran, The Amazing Race, in the Friday 8 PM hour starting January 2. Like The Mentalist, Undercover Boss, from Studio Lambert/All3Media America, will also air a few originals (three) on Sunday, as Boss and The Mentalist relieve Madam Secretary and The Good Wife as they take a break after their fall finales.

“One of the goals this season was to keep expanding our lineup of year-round, original programming and have fewer repeat cycles,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior EVP, CBS Primetime. “We’re fortunate to have two popular, proven ratings winners in The Mentalist and Undercover Boss to seamlessly join our schedule.”

It’s been a tale of two genres at CBS this fall, with all four of its new dramas, breakout Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary and Stalker, having done well enough to earn full-season orders. But the network’s newest comedies, freshman The McCarthys and sophomore The Millers, have underperformed. With the glut of drama options, CBS has two more midseason hourlong series on tap, CSI: Cyber, slated to replace mothership CSI on Sunday in the spring, and Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek, which may be pushed to midsummer.

Given the poor performance of both The McCarthys and The Millers, there will likely be more CBS scheduling announcements soon. For now, here is how the network’s lineup will look with the additions of The Mentalist and Undercover Boss:

CBS Sunday, Effective Nov. 30 (Football Doubleheader)

8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT MADAM SECRETARY

9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT THE MENTALIST (7th Season Premiere)

10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT CSI

CBS Sunday, Dec. 14

8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (6th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE MENTALIST

10:00-11:00 PM CSI

CBS Wednesday, Dec. 17

8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (season finale)

10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR LIVE REUNION SHOW (Live ET/Delayed PT)

CBS Friday, Dec. 19

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

CBS Sunday, Dec. 21 and 28 (Football Doubleheaders)

8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT UNDERCOVER BOSS

9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT THE MENTALIST

10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT CSI

CBS Friday, Effective Jan. 2

8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

CBS Sunday, Effective Jan. 4

8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM CSI

CBS Wednesday, Jan. 7

8:00-9:00 PM THE MENTALIST (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-11:00 PM PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (Special)

CBS Wednesday, Effective Jan. 14

8:00-9:00 PM THE MENTALIST

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM STALKER

CBS Wednesday, Feb. 18

8:00-10:00 PM THE MENTALIST (Series Finale)

10:00-11:00 PM STALKER

CBS Wednesday, Feb. 25

8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (30th Edition Premiere)

9:30-11:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (26th Edition Premiere)

CBS Friday, Effective Feb. 27

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

CBS Wednesday, March 4

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM STALKER