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$30 Million Deal in the Works for Star of CBS Hit Deadline.com

The star of a hit CBS show is working out the details of a $30 million deal with the show's producer, Warner Bros. Television, reports Deadline.com.

The deal would give Simon Baker, star of “The Mentalist,” one more year added to his current six-year contract and would give him an additional piece of the show's back-end, the story notes.

Baker would also get a producer credit on the program starting in the show's fifth season.

The series was sold in off-network syndication in November 2009 in a deal with TNT that gives Warner Bros. $2.2 million to $2.3 million per episode, the article adds.