The Tellyvangelist: Oct. 25-31

 In this week’s Tellyvangelist – your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV – we’ll watch two actors-turned-writers, Michael Caine and Jane Seymour, tell us how it feels to go pro with prose, hear Taio Cruz (right)light some fuses, and if you’re not up for trick-or-treating, stay home on Halloween with the much-anticipated premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

All times are in EST and are subject to change.

Monday, October 25

Former Deadwood temptress Paula Malcomson will be guest starring on tonight’s episode of The Event. While the Belfast-born actress’ character in Deadwood was known for her mouth (see clip – language NSFW), don’t expect her to give up any secrets on the new NBC series.

Tuesday, October 26

The heavenly Jane Seymour will be appearing on The View to discuss her new inspirational book Among Angels, which features stories about the human angels in our everyday lives accompanied by artwork by the award-winning actress.

The electronic group Underworld will be performing on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight, playing songs off their new album, Barking.  Meanwhile, Taio Cruz will be blowing up Lopez Tonight with his hit single “Dynamite” as he promotes his new compilation album The Rokstarr Collection.

Wednesday, October 27

The ladies of The View will get to hear all about Tyler Perry‘s new drama For Colored Girls from star Thandie Newton and co-star Tessa Thompson. The film, based on the award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, promises to be much more serious than Perry’s other films, dealing with issues of abandonment, rape, and abortion.

Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue will give Jay Leno a taste of her latest, chart-topping album Aphrodite tonight.

Former Spartan Sean Maguire will be guest-starring on tonight’s episode of Undercovers, appropriately named “Xerxes.” See Maguire show off his dance moves in this clip from Meet The Spartans.

Thursday, October 28

Watch for Seal to take the stage on Regis and Kelly to perform a track from his latest album. Will the Grammy-winning singer also spill the beans about his new reality show Love’s Divine, which will feature the R&B singer along with his wife, model, and reality show veteran Heidi Klum?

Singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae will be showing off songs from her sophomore album The Sea on Jay Leno. The album has been making waves on both sides of the pond and was nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize. 

Sir Michael Caine will be telling The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson all about his latest dream – writing a novel! The 77-year-old actor says that he will begin writing as soon as he wraps work on the third Batman movie (which recently cast fellow Brit and Inception co-star Tom Hardy in an unspecified role).

Friday, October 29

Medium tonight will feature a guest appearance by David Burke, best known for his role as Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. See him help Holmes pull off a small con in this clip.

Saturday, October 30

Put on your tux, grab some popcorn, and get ready for action with England’s #1 spy! First, watch Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond feature Quantum of Solace at 007 o’clock on TMC. Or you can see Pierce Brosnan‘s take on the secret agent in Tomorrow Never Dies on TNT at 8pm and then again at 10:30pm.

If Bond isn’t your cup of tea, you can watch the ruthless Liam Neeson as a CIA agent trying to rescue his daughter in Taken on HBO at 10:30pm.

In the mood for some Halloween fare with a British twist? Here’s something to sink your teeth into: SyFy will be showing Underworld tonight at 6pm, starring Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, and Sophia Myles as members of a vampire clan trying to fight off Michael Sheen‘s pack of werewolves.

Sunday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween by watching Brits fight some zombies! The Walking Dead will premiere tonight on AMC at 10pm. The series stars British actors Andrew Lincoln and Lennie James as two survivors trying to make it through a zombie apocalypse. See the trailer.

What are you watching this week?

by David Molofsky

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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