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, EW.com 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, EW.com 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.