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In this week's Tellyvangelist – your weekly guide to all that's British on U.S. TV – veteran actor Daniel Gerroll takes on a couple of wives, indulge in ABC Family's Harry Potter marathon, and catch an old favorite starring Hugh Grant.
All times are in EST and are subject to change.
Monday, November 8
Famed satirist-turned-director Chris Morris will be coming to The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight to talk about the American release of his new film, Four Lions. The film centers on a group of inept British terrorists and tries to show a lighter side of terrorism. View the trailer here.
Joan Collins will be guest-starring on Rules of Engagement as the mother of David Spade's character, Russell.
The Event will welcome back Paula Malcomson in this week's episode of the sci-fi thriller.
Tuesday, November 9
Actor Tamer Hassan is set to appear on this week’s episode of NCIS. You can see a few of Hassan’s previous TV appearances and his knack for getting in trouble in this clip.
Wednesday, November 10
Daniel Gerroll sure likes TV wives! The actor, who had a recurring role on The Starter Wife, will have a guest role on tonight's The Good Wife.
Thursday, November 11
Need a magic refresher before next week’s premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1? Catch up on your favorite wizard every night this weekend on ABC Family starting tonight at 7:30 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Friday, November 12
You’ll have another chance to brush up at Hogwarts when ABC Family plays Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tonight at 7!
In the mood for action instead of magic? Watch Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Goldeneye on Bravo at 8.
Saturday, November 13
ABC Family continues its Harry Potter marathon with a second showing of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at 12:30. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban follows at 4:30, while Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts at 7:30.
Need proof that Brits and Americans really can fall in love? Watch Hugh Grant fall head over heels for Julia Roberts in Roger Mitchell’s Notting Hill tonight at 9 on Lifetime.
Sunday, November 14
Warm up the Butterbeer and grab a Chocolate Frog, because ABC Family is delivering a triple treat of Harry Potter tonight! In case you missed it on Saturday, catch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at 1:30, followed by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at 4:30, and finally Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 8. Make sure you catch up on all the magic before part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released on Friday.
Chris Vance will begin a three-episode arc on Dexter tonight as the aid of a famous businessman. Vance recently appeared on Burn Notice as another charming psychopath, Mason Gilroy. See him put the moves on Jeffrey Donovan’s Michael Westen in this clip.
What are you watching this week?
by David Molofsky
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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.