Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
For TV fans, showrunners like Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kurt Sutter and J.J. Abrams are just as famous as the stars on their shows. A new documentary, available Friday on iTunes and Video On Demand (and in select theaters), takes an inside look at their jobs and what it takes to make a hit series.
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the brainchild of Irish filmmaker Des Doyle, who spent more than four years shooting the documentary. "It was borne out of the fact that I'm a huge, über TV fan," Doyle says....
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Outlander may often be characterized as an epic adventure series spanning centuries, but at the heart of the narrative is something quite simple: the love story of two people thrown together in an effort to survive.
"Here's this couple that does fall in love through a set of circumstances, but they remain devoted to one another," executive producer Ronald D. Moore tells TVGuide.com. "It becomes a story of a one-on-one relationship that lasts a very long time, which is unusual and interesting to play in a television series where it's usually about who's sleeping with who and will they or wont they. This is just about these two people who have this fundamental commitment to each other."
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Set in the middle of the rolling hills of Scotland, just outside the city of Glasgow, is an unassuming, signless gate. Enter and you'll find yourself following a short driveway that leads to one of the most expansive — and impressive — TV sets and stages. Welcome to the world of Outlander.
Outlander's sexy wedding night has arrived: Did it live up to your expectations?
Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Saturday's Outlander. Read at your own risk.]
Outlander has reached one of many pivotal moments from the first book on which it's based, but even if you knew what was coming, Saturday's episode was still hard to watch.
The hour began with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Dougal (Graham McTavish) coming face-to-face with the Red Coats, and our leading lady assuring them that she had been with the MacKenzie clan willingly. Still, Claire had to convince another man of her motives: Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), the man who almost raped her when she first fell through the stones at Craigh na Dun.
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan
Cinemax, the scruffy bastard stepchild of HBO, is the perfect home for Steven Soderbergh's harrowing hospital melodrama The Knick (Friday, 10/9c), which depicts 1900s New York City as a vivid Dickensian nightmare. Though described by the series' severely flawed doctor hero John Thackery (a ravaged and mustachioed Clive Owen) as "a time of endless possibility," this Age of Progress has its limitations, with primitive ...
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe
Step onto the set of new Starz drama Outlander, deep in the countryside north of Glasgow, and it's easy to relate to series heroine Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married, English World War II combat nurse suddenly — and mysteriously — thrust back in time to strife-torn 1743 Scotland.
Kilt-clad men and corseted women mingle in the smoky candlelight. Two Irish wolfhounds loll by a massive, blackened fireplace as snippets of Gaelic drift through the stale castle air. And when director John Dahl yells, "Action!" Claire watches in horror as...
With fall premieres still a month away, now's the perfect time to play TV catch-up or simply revisit an old favorite.
A reboot of the '70s space opera, Ron Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica is a science-fiction masterpiece. It blends action, religion, grief, hope — and some killer cheekbones — into one heck of a gripping saga. Yes, the ending might be controversial, but it's not like Lost's.
Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
What if your future was the past? And could you leave your old life behind for a new one? That's the question Starz's highly anticipated series Outlander asks.
Based on the wildly successful book of the same name, Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a combat nurse in 1945 who's swept back in time to 1743. Immediately, Claire finds herself fighting to survive a clan of soldiers and in an effort to keep suspicions at bay she marries handsome Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). As the two develop a relationship, Claire is torn between her blossoming romance with Jamie and her feelings for the husband (Tobias Menzies) she left behind.
Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe
Starz has set a premiere date for its new time-travel drama Outlander. The 16-episode first season, which is currently being filmed on location in Scotland, will bow on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9/8c.
Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos
Holy frak! Battlestar Galactica might get another shot at life through Universal. The movie studio is in the early stages of putting together a new film that would be a reboot of the television franchise, Variety reports.
Universal has hired Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen to write a new take of the series that would be yet another incarnation of the Battlestar Galactica universe. Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the new film.