TVLine Items: Shield Vet Tapped as Mentalist Ex, Fox Doubles Up on Hell's Kitchen and More!

Kenny Johnson MentalistThe Mentalist is playing the ex game this May, tapping The Shield‘s Kenny Johnson to guest star as the former fiancé of Robin Tunney’s character, Lisbon.

As first reported by TVGuide.com, the episode, airing May 3, finds Lisbon rattled after her high school boyfriend becomes involved in one of her cases.

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“She ran away [from that relationship] to find a different life,” creator Bruno Heller tells the site. “So, she stops and has to reassess her life and look at the paths not taken. Her boyfriend has kids, and she doesn’t. So, how does she feel about that?”

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Fox has ordered a double helping of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, renewing the culinary competition series for an 11th and 12th season. Season 10 premieres Tuesday, May 29.

• Logo has ordered a fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race to air in early 2013.

• FX Network and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions have teamed up to turn Shawna Keeney’s memoir, I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, into a TV series, per Vulture. Californication and Gilmore Girls co-exec producer Gina Fattore will adapt the project.

• Entertainment One is developing the reality competition show Finding Marilyn in conjunction with the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Deadline reports. The series features 12 young girls traveling to Los Angeles to become the next Hollywood “It Girl.”

• Jesse Palmer, Mario Lopez, Matthew Broderick and Mark Consuelos will join Kelly Ripa as guest co-hosts on Live! With Kelly the week of April 23.

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