Outlander's Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Interview

Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe on Sam, fans, new episodes and learning French for Season 2

Caitriona Balfe is stunningly beautiful. Sipping her tea she playfully talks about the second half of Season 1 of Outlander, returning to Starz on Saturday, April 4 at 9pmET. Looking far younger in person than as the head-strong Claire Randall she plays onscreen, Balfe laughs when I ask her if her character Claire is ever going to be able to listen to Jamie (costar Sam Heughan). “Nope. Never. No. She’s a very head-strong woman. We know this,” Balfe says. “I don’t think that will ever change because that’s something that he loves about her. I do think that she’s beginning […]

Outlander Season 1
Interview

Outlander’s Sam Heughan on his offscreen relationship with his costar, new episodes and more

For fans of the captivating Outlander series, which follows the steamy romance and adventures between a 1945 former combat nurse, Claire Randall, and a 1743 Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser — Saturday, April 4 can’t come fast enough. That’s when Outlander makes its midseason premiere on Starz and begins the last eight episodes of Season 1. This week a new audience was introduced to the titular series with iTunes releasing the first eight episodes for purchase. While the series started with a built-in fan base thanks to the international success of author Diana Gabaldon, whose bestselling novels the series is based […]

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Preview

TCA: Black Sails cast talk Season 2, new trailer released

Captain Flint , Captain Vane, John Silver, Max and Eleanor — all characters in Starz’s bloody swashbuckler Black Sails — took center stage in Pasadena today at the 2015 Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour to talk about Season 2, returning Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9pmET/PT. The first season averaged 5.3 million viewers an episode and was one of the network’s most watched series. The series has already been renewed for a third season. The new season begins where it left off with the Walrus crew stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the Urca gold. […]

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Drama

Preview: James Nesbitt’s performance in “The Missing” will haunt you

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve had one of those terrifying moments. You’re at the mall, a festival, the zoo — in public — and for a brief bit of time you lose track of your child. He was just with you. Your heart races. Your eyes search frantically. Panic sets in. Then relief — you spot him. Not so, for the new dramatic thriller — The Missing, debuting on Starz Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9pmET/PT. James Nesbitt gives a career-best performance in Starz’s eight-part series The Missing portraying — in heartbreaking detail — the life of […]

Outlander mid-season finale, episode 8
Preview

Preview of Outlander mid-season finale, marathon

Don’t worry no major spoilers ahead, more a brief preview of the Outlander mid-season finale airing this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9pmET/PT. After tomorrow’s mid-season finale, Outlander will be on hiatus until Saturday, April 4, 2015 when the second half of Season 1 returns with eight new episodes. The series has already been renewed for a second season. Last week’s long-awaited “The Wedding” episode found Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) consummating their arranged marriage, in an awkward, amusing, endearing, exploratory and, eventually, passionate experience. The episode, however, first started with the 1940s stylish Claire and her handsome Frank […]

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TV News & Program Updates

It’s finally here: “Outlander The Wedding” episode

Only two episodes remain before Outlander goes on hiatus, returning in 2015 with the second half of Season 1, but it’s Episode 7 — Outlander The Wedding (airing on Starz Saturday at 9pmET) — that we’ve all been waiting for. And let’s just say, you won’t be disappointed, as the wedding is exquisitely translated to TV in smoldering and endearing detail (no spoilers here, but we loved it). Watch the Starz preview. The events leading up to this episode have found Claire (Caitriona Balfe) struggling to make sense of this 18th century world she’s been cast into, and desperately trying […]

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Comedy

Survivor’s Remorse — LeBron James and “Glee’s” Mike O’Malley team up on Starz

Survivor’s Remorse Starz Premieres: Oct. 4 Airs: Saturdays at 9pm Who’s In It? Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris Starz’ new six-episode laugher about the personal and professional travails of young Boston basketball standout Cam Calloway (Usher) — whose multimillion-dollar pro contract is his family’s ticket out of poverty and into a fresh set of problems — is executive produced by the sports-meets-entertainment dream team of LeBron James, his business partner Maverick Carter, sitcom guru and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner (The Cosby Show, Roseanne) and Glee’s Mike O’Malley, himself a Boston native. “Ever since I […]

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Zachary Quinto and Chris Moore talk The Chair on Starz

Billed as “an original filmmaking experiment,” Starz’s engrossing new docuseries The Chair, from Project Greenlight’s Chris Moore, examines what happens when two aspiring young filmmakers are each given the same shoestring budget, the same script and the same Pittsburgh location and asked to make wholly original theatrical releases. Mentored by the amiable Moore, his co-executive producer actor/producer Zachary Quinto and others, excitable YouTube superstar Shane Dawson and sensitive indie filmmaker/actor Anna Martemucci display fascinatingly disparate constitutions and sensibilities on their way to creating works that will, through multiplatform viewer voting after each film debuts, earn one a $250,000 prize. “What […]

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Magazine Archive

Fall TV shows 2014: New reality series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall means a new batch of reality TV; check out descriptions of new reality series. The Chair Starz Premieres: Sept. 6 Airs: Saturdays at 11pm Billed as “an original filmmaking experiment,” two aspiring young filmmakers are each given the same shoestring budget, the same script and the same location and asked to make wholly original theatrical releases. Mentored by Moore, actor/producer Zachary Quinto and others, excitable YouTube superstar Shane Dawson and sensitive indie filmmaker/actor Anna Martemucci display fascinatingly disparate constitutions and sensibilities on their way to creating works that will, through multi-platform viewer voting, earn one a $250,000 prize. MORE: […]

Fall TV Shows 2014: A to Z
Comedy

Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new comedy TV series premiering in fall 2014. A to Z NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. “This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z,” says the narrator (Katey Sagal). Bad Judge NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) takes a walk on the wild side as a brilliant but […]