5 Things You Need to Know About ‘Outlander’ Season 2

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“This season changes everything for Claire and Jamie”

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling empty inside without some Outlander in my life. I’VE BEEN IN DROUGHTLANDER!!!! Last we saw Jamie and Claire, they found out they were pregnant and about to board a ship to France to see about changing the future…well, Jamie’s future and Claire’s knowledge of the past.

At the Television Critics Association winter session, Starz gave the fans a bit of a teaser for what’s to come in season 2 of Outlander. 

1. Bienvenue en France
The teaser showed Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in France because that’s where Prince Charles Stuart is along with the rest of the Jacobites. They attend galas and dinners at the King’s palace in order to infiltrate the Jacobite movement in hopes of stopping the battle of Culloden.

2.  New Characters
Caitriona and Sam are excited for us to see the new cast members that are joining their little show. “We hRichard Rankin_Roger Wakefieldave some fantastic new characters coming in. There are new enemies, new allies,” added Heughan. Scottish actor Richard Rankin has been cast to play the fan favorite role of Roger Wakefield in season two. Roger is described as “intelligent, kindhearted, and charming, Roger is the grown up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adorable adopted son we met in Season One.  After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history, and all the secrets and insight it presents.”

3.  Diana Gabaldon on her writing
Dayum! A reporter tried to get Diana Gabaldon to throw some serious shade today, referencing George R.R. Martin’s inability to finish the book in time for Game of Thrones.“Unlike George, I write no matter where I am or whatever I’m doing.” Gabaldon added, “I don’t plan books out ahead of time or write in a straight line. I knew there was more to Outlander after the first book.” She says it’s been a very collaborative process and has even written one of the episodes in the upcoming season.

4.   Premiere Date
While we still don’t have an exact date, we do know that the second season of Outlander will premiere in April 2016 on Starz.

5.  The costumes 
Terry Dresbach did a phenomenal job on the upcoming season. Check out some of the gorgeous pieces Caitriona and Sam get to wear in season two.

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‘Outlander’ Casts Scottish Actor Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield

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Scottish Actor Richard Rankin joins the cast of Outlander on Starz. Rankin who recently starred in Burnt alongside Bradley Cooper and Uma Thurman has worked in many a BBC dramas including The Syndicate, The Crimson Field as well as NBC’s American Odyssey. Most recently Rankin appeared in the BBC One hit drama From Darkness with Anne-Marie Duff, and he will next be seen playing a detective in Thirteen, a new original drama TV miniseries written by young rising star Marnie Dickens for the BBC.

Rankin is set to play Roger Wakefield and is described as “intelligent, kindhearted, and charming. Roger is the grown up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adorable adopted son we met in Season One. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history, and all the secrets and insight it presents.”

Season Two of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden.  With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.  Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship.  However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

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CBS Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Extant,’ ‘Zoo’ and ‘Big Brother’; Moves ‘Under the Dome’

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CBS set a premiere date for their new drama Zoo and revealed return dates for their hit series Extant, Big Brother and Under the Dome, which will shift to a new night.

Zoo, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, stars James Wolk (Mad Men, The Crazy Ones) as a young renegade biologist who is forced to solve the mystery of why animals are violently attacking humans across the globe before it’s too late. The series premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

The second season of the Halle Berry event series Extant returns on Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Magic City, Watchmen) joins the cast as a series regular, playing JD Richter, “a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter.” The show also stars Goran Visnjic, Grace Gummer and Camryn Manheim.

Reality hit Big Brother returns with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 both at 8 p.m. ET/PT. According to CBS, the Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, moves to its regular time period on July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Event series Under the Dome returns for a  third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 at 10 p.m. immediately following Big Brother. CSI alum Marg Helgenberger joins the cast “in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them.” Under the Dome was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

 

Edward James Olmos Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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Battlestar Galactica alum Edward James Olmos has snagged a major recurring role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

Marvel.com has announced that Olmos, who is best known for his role as William Adama on the hit sci-fi series, has been tapped to play Robert Gonzales whose debut this spring will have “massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”

 

“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” executive producer Jeph Loeb says. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice – including our favorite Agents.”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

‘The Flash’ Casts ‘Spartacus’ Star Liam McIntyre as Weather Wizard

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If you were a fan of Spartacus then you’ll be thrilled to learn that Liam McIntyre has been tapped to play Mark Mardon, a.k.a. Weather Wizard on The CW’s Flash.

According to ComicBook.com his character will appear in the 15th and 16th episode. If you recall from the pilot, The Flash fought Clyde Mardon (Chad Rook), who was presumed dead after his helicopter was caught in a storm the night the particle accelerator exploded, and was the first “metahuman” they discovered (besides Barry of course).

Mark Mardon, the new Weather Wizard, returns to Central City to get justice for his brother and uses his powers, similar to Clyde’s, to find the man that shot him.

The Flash returns on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on on The CW.

 

‘The Mindy Project’ Preview: “Caramel Princess Time” [Photo Gallery]

Guess who’s back? If you guessed Danny’s mom then you won yourself a pat on the back! Good job, you! I’m still laughing from the time she wore the “I’m with trouble” shirt and Dot was “Trouble.” I die!

Rhea Perlman reprises her role as Annette Castellano alongside Niecy Nash as Dr. Jean Fishman. Allison Tolman (Fargo) makes her debut as Abby, Peter’s newest love interest.

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If that wasn’t enough, according to Entertainment Weekly, Julia Stiles will guest star on an upcoming episode as a potential love interest for Morgan who also happens to be a friend of Danny’s. I wonder how Tamra is going to handle this?

Here’s the official synopsis for this week’s episode from FOX:

“Danny decides it’s time to take Mindy’s chronic tardiness into his own hands and teach her a lesson about being on time. Meanwhile, Tamra and Morgan set up Peter on a blind date with their novel-writing friend (guest star Tolman) in the all-new “Caramel Princess Time” episode of The Mindy Project.”

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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