Airing tonight is the 100th episode of the CBS hit drama The Mentalist. Blake Neely (Arrow, The Pacific) has been written the music for the entire series, beginning with the pilot episode in 2008. For the landmark episode – a flashback to the main character Patrick Jane’s (played by Simon Baker) first few days in the California Bureau of Investigation – Neely’s score employs a poetic 100 different instruments, and treats central character themes like debut statements. Neely’s music is mainly electronic, with live instruments layered in. Neely’s palette for the series has been defined both by musical voices he chooses not to include (brass, clarinet), as well as the use of several unorthodox instruments. The 100th episode of The Mentalist airs tonight on CBS. For updates on the show, visit the official series website.

Two shows on The CW have recently hired new composers. As reported earlier this week, Claude Foisy (White Noise, The 4400) is scoring the drama Beauty and the Beast created by Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters) & Jennifer Levin and starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Max Brown, Nina Lisandrello and Brian White. The pilot episode which aired earlier this month was scored by Mark Isham and the reset of the season will be scored by Foisy. To learn more about the show, check out our previous news article.

The Transcenders have joined the production team of the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. created by Jennie Snyder Urman and starring Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Aja Naomi King, Kelly McCreary and Necar Zadegan. The music production team is best known for scoring the network’s Gossip Girl, as well as the feature Our Family Wedding and the TV shows Joey, Harry’s Law (first season) and Outsourced. On the show’s second episode, which aired this past week, both the Transcenders and the pilot composer Jim Dooley have been credited as providing the music. To find out more about the series, visit the official show website.