TVLine Items: Mentalist Vet Joins Turn, NCIS: LA/Scorpion Crossover & More

Turn Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman is a traitor.

The Mentalist alum has come on board AMC’s historical spy drama Turn as a series regular for Season 2, playing Benedict Arnold, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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Arnold, of course, was an American Continental Army general during the Revolutionary War, who defected to the British side.

Yeoman exited CBS’ The Mentalist last season after the show underwent a bit of a creative makeover, jumping ahead two years.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Linda Hunt’s NCIS: LA character Hetty will visit CBS’ new drama Scorpion, reports. In the course of tracking down a priceless painting, the freshman drama’s players will require Hetty’s help to infiltrate a Halloween party.

* Orange Is the New Black has tapped Marsha Stephanie Blake (Girls, A Gifted Man) to recur as a new corrections officer in Season 3, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Ricky Gervais will guest-star on ABC’s midseason musical comedy Galavant as a medieval wizard named Xanax, reports.

* ESPN and SEC Network Analyst Tim Tebow will join Good Morning America as a contributor on Sept. 15.

* TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland will return for Season 6 on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10/9c, followed by the fourth season of The Exes.

* Lifetime will debut its miniseries The Red Tent on Dec. 7 at 9 pm, with part two airing the following night.

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  1. JC1 says:

    Scorpion/NCIS LA crossover? I’m on board for that! And of course they need Hetty’s help. :)

  2. c-mo says:

    Ricky Gervais as a medieval wizard named Xanax sound hilarious!

  3. Dean says:

    Not really sold on the LA Scorpion crossover. But if NBC is any indication, what with SVU and the chicago shows, anything is possible.

  4. enri says:

    So happy for Owain. I might have to check Turn out now.

  5. Coal says:

    So NCIS LA is the go to show for cross overs on CBS ? Remember the Hawaii 5-o/LA crossover ? Neither do I.

  6. Tran says:

    Guess I’m not planning for a Scorpion/NCIS LA crossover episode for now. Monday nights is a Blacklist night for me.

  7. Gail says:

    Perhaps Owain Yeoman will use his real accent instead of the American accent he used on “The Mentalist”.