Actor Rockmond Dunbar attends the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles

Actor Rockmond Dunbar attends the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles

*Rockmond Dunbar is set for a recurring three-episode arc on CBS’ veteran drama “The Mentalist,” with potential to become a series regular.

The actor, last scene on BET’s “The Game,” will appear in episodes 7, 8 and 9, playing FBI Supervisory Agent Dennis Abbott – described as a tough, no-nonsense cop who doesn’t suffer fools and isn’t overly impressed by Patrick Jane’s skills or charm.

“The Mentalist” is looking for new regulars as part of a cast changeover that includes the planned exit of original cast members Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman in a plot twist. The series also is casting a new female regular.