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Lisbon’s family is expanding.
Friday Night Lights alum Derek Phillips and Rob Belushi, who played Lily’s go-to bartender, Linus, during the final season of How I Met Your Mother, have landed guest-starring roles on The Mentalist, EW has learned exclusively.
Belushi, whose credits also include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will play Jimmy Lisbon, the smart yet underachieving younger brother of Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney) who happens to be an enthusiastic gambler. Wanted for questioning in regards to the murder of a high-profile attorney, Jimmy must put aside his differences with his sister in order to clear his name and help Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon catch a killer.
Meanwhile, Phillips (Longmire, Reckless) will play Lisbon’s other younger brother, Stan Lisbon, a hardworking family man. When their younger brother Jimmy’s legal woes threaten to reveal problems of his own, Stan must choose between his loyalty to family and his pride.
In season 4, viewers previously met Lisbon’s other younger brother, Tommy (Henry Thomas), a bounty hunter who had a falling out with his brothers Jimmy and Stan.
Phillips and Belushi join previously cast season 7 guest stars Morena Baccarin and Dylan Baker, whose character will have a connection with Abbott. Get the scoop on that in this week’s Spoiler Room.
The Mentalist will return to CBS in midseason.