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On the Set Video: Outlander Stars Think Jamie and Claire Are TV's Greatest Love Story

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."

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Weekend TV: Amazon's Brilliant Transparent, Simpsons Death and Family Guy Crossover

Mort Pfefferman's entire life has been an identity crisis. A divorced dad of three grown, though not always grown-up, children, melancholy Mort is truly at ease only when in the heretofore secret guise of his feminine alter ego, Maura. In a flashback from 20 years earlier, Maura laments, "No one's ever seen me except me" — a situation that's about to change as the funky younger Pfeffermans slowly get to know the truth about their trans parent in Amazon's Transparent (get it?), creator Jill Soloway's deeply felt, intensely human comedy. This series (available on Amazon Instant Prime starting Friday) should do for Amazon, reputation-wise, what House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black achieved for Netflix. It's at least their equal, with the feel and tone of...read more

Mark Your Calendars! Starz Announces Return Date for Outlander

The second half of Outlander's first season will resume on April 4, the network announced on Thursday.

Based on the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon, the series stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married combat nurse in 1945 who's swept back in time to 1743. A suspected spy, Claire is forced to marry the handsome Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and from there, a passionate love story is ignited as Claire is torn between the two worlds — and two men.

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'Outlander': Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan Share Their Favorite Scenes

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Outlander TV Show Series, Actor - Jamie Fraser
2011 First Light TV Show Series, Actor
2009 Midsomer Murders: King's Crystal
Season 10, Episode 3
Episode, Actor - Ian King
2007 Party Animals TV Show Series, Actor - Adrian Chapple
2005 Masterpiece Theatre: Island at War: Episode 1
Season 35, Episode 3
Episode, Actor - Philip Dorr

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Outlander's Sexy Wedding Night Has Arrived: Did It Live Up to Your Expectations?

The Outlander wedding — and wedding night — has arrived.

For fans of the book, Chapter 14 is the pivotal moment when Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) essentially begin their love story. Yes, we've seen their affection building, but until the moment Claire is forced into betrothal — as a loophole to Captain Jack Randall's orders — Claire is holding onto the hope that she'll return to Craig na Dun, slip back through time, and reunite with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies). But nothing signifies the realization that this may never happen more than halfway through the episode when, as told through flashback, she slips off her wedding ring. Claire would later put it back on, with her new wedding ring on the other hand, in the final scene as she accepts her fate of being stuck between two worlds.

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Outlander Video: Star, Showrunner Deconstruct Filming That Flogging Scene

[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.

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Mega Buzz: A Good Wife Crisis, a Castle Wedding and Homeland's Explosive Reboot

Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Is Diane actually going to join Florrick/Agos on The Good Wife? — Brenda
Alicia certainly wants her to, but she and Cary may not see eye-to-eye on that topic. Even so, things are set in motion for Diane's shift — she already has her story lined up for her clients and David Lee and Canning — until an unforeseen crisis not only puts that on the back burner, but also pits several characters against each other.

Will the Castle cliff-hanger be resolved early in the new season or strung out for ages? — 
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Exclusive Outlander Video: Can Claire Convince Colum of Her Cover Story?

Outlander's leading lady Claire may have escaped the Red Coats this time, but her battle back in time has only just begun.

By the end of the series premiere, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) — despite attempts to flee — found herself in the company of a group of Scottish soldiers, including an injured Jamie (Sam Heughan), whom she saved thanks to her modern-day medical training. But while the fast-thinking Claire came up with a cover story for her background, she'll have to keep convincing everyone around her.

From "Sassenach" to time travel! Everything you need to know about Starz's Outlander

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Weekend Review: The Knick, Outlander

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 ...
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