By Nathaniel Grey
If you are going through withdrawal waiting for new episodes of Being Human—both the BBC America and Sy Fy channel versions—here's some updates on it's cast members.
Heartthrob Sam Witwer joins co-SyFy employee David Stathairn (Alphas) and out actor/The Hard Times of RJ Berger vet Paul Iacono in the film No God No Master. The political drama looks at a series of terrorist bombings in 1919. Another out actor and original BBC version star, Russel Tovey, costars with The Tudors' Jamie Thomas King and Skins vet Jack O'Connel in the thriller Tower Block. The plot looks at residents of an apartment complex, who witness a murder and one year later find themselves being killed off one by one. I hate when that happens. Tovey will also appear with Derek Jacobi and Emma Thompson in Effie. Thompson wrote the story about art critic John Ruskin and Effie Gray.
Being Human alum and now star of BBC America's Copper, Kyle Schmidt has been cast with The Mummy's Arnold Vosloo, Lost Girl's Kris Holden Reid and Hellboy's Selma Blair in the WWI-set drama Four Saints. Vincent Leclerc, who played Marcus on Sy Fy's version of Being Human, will team with Mambo Italiano's Peter Miller and The Tudors' Lothaire Bluteau in the Canadian thriller Rouge Sang. The tense drama centers on a young mother who is forced to shelter five soldiers in her rural home for the night. And in what may be the biggest break in his career, original cast member of the BBC version Aidan Turner plays dwarf Kili in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit trilogy.
Finally, we found a smart network executive. Proof that ABC has at least one comes with the Nov. 2 return of Lily Tomlin to series television in Malibu Country. Lily plays the outspoken mom of Reba McEntire, a country singer who's relocated to the left coast and the unusual world known as Malibu. The cast rounds out with Less Than Perfect vet Sara Rue, Desperate Housewives' Jeffrey Nordling and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Jai Rodriquez.
Hot in Cleveland star Valerie Bertinelli signs copies of her book One Dish at a Time at the Barnes & Noble at Americana in Glendale at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Another live appearance on the same day will appeal to fans of the original Dark Shadows series. Cast members Lara Parker (Angelique) and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie) will sign copies of Night of Dark Shadows at the Dark Delicacies store in Burbank at 2 p.m. If the '90s remake version was more your cup of tea, pay close attention to the Nov. 4 episode of Revenge. Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, which appeared as Collinwood in the NBC series, will be seen in that night's episode.
007 fans shouldn't miss the Nov. 3 episode of The Graham Norton Show on BBC America. That evening's guests will be stars of the newest James Bond film Skyfall, including Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. Fans of Bardem can catch him in person when he receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 8. Get there early if you want unobstructed photos. It's happening at 11:30 a.m. in front of 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
First season American Horror Story and True Blood fans should delight with the Nov. 4 and 11 return of Denis O'Hare as Judge Abernathy on the CBS series The Good Wife. It's an extra bonus that the same episode features fellow out gay actors Alan Cumming and Nathan Lane.
Modern Family fans have some treats over this post-Halloween week. Series star Julie Bowen guests on the Nov. 5 episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show, while Cheers vet Shelly Long returns as her mother on the Nov. 7 episode of the Emmy-winning comedy. Series regular the always well-dressed Rico Rodriguez will sign copies of his book Reel Life Lessons So Far on Nov. 10 at the Barnes & Noble at Americana at Brand in Glendale at 2 p.m.