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 In this week’s Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV — set sail with Russell Brand and Dame Helen Mirren in their new film The Tempest, take joy in Robert Plant‘s new band, and catch Alan Cumming on George Lopez‘s couch!

All times are in EST and are subject to change.

Monday, December 6

Jay Leno will welcome Russell Brand onto his show tonight to discuss the media storm that’s been building around The Tempest, which comes to theaters on Friday.

Jo Frost will be going on Lopez Tonight to discuss her recently announced plans to stop being a Supernanny and start being a super-mummy.

English actor Oliver Muirhead will guest-star on tonight’s episode of Castle. Muirhead was recently seen as a British rowing enthusiast in The Social Network.

Tuesday, December 7

Helen Mirren will take her turn on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about her magical role in The Tempest.

Grammy Award-winner Duffy will be giving Americans a taste of her new album Endlessly today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Wednesday, December 8

Star of stage and screen Alan Cumming (Burlesque) on Lopez Tonight. See Cumming’s video blog from his last day on the set of Burlesque, in which he compares the film to gay Christmas.

Russell Brand’s two favorite women, Helen Mirren and Katy Perry will both be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. You won’t want to miss what the new Mrs. Brand has to say about her hubby’s admissions to lusting after his Arthur and Tempest co-star.

Singer Natasha Bedingfield will be performing songs from her brand new album Strip Me today on Live with Regis and Kelly.

Lennie James will be taking a break from fighting zombies to guest-star as the villainous Baptiste on tonight’s episode of Human Target.

Thursday, December 9

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will be performing with his new band, Band of Joy, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Friday, December 10

After playing the River Styx’s Ferryman in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief earlier this year, Julian Richings will play a spirit of Death once more in tonight’s episode of Supernatural.

Saturday, December 11

Before you see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, now out in theaters, refresh your Narnian history with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, tonight at 8 on ABC.

Sunday, December 12

One trip to Narnia not enough? Set out once again when SyFy plays The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian tonight at 8.

AMC is playing the delightful Nanny McPhee tonight at 6. The film stars Emma Thompson as the magical nanny who tames Colin Firth‘s unruly children.

What are you watching this week?

by David Molofsky

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.