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Starz is gearing up for the season premiere of season 7 of Outlander, which will air on Friday, June 16, with the release today of the full trailer for the much-anticipated return of the drama. Season 7 will consist of 16 episodes; 8 of which will air this summer and the other 8 will air in 2024.

Here is the full trailer for Season 7 of Outlander:

And, there have been plenty of promo pictures released for the new season.

Some of those new pictures are featured below:

Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Courtesy Starz

Courtesy Starz

Courtesy Starz

Courtesy Starz

Courtesy Starz

And, here is the promo poster for Season 7 courtesy of Starz:

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Hey Outlander Fans!

As we edge closer to Droughtlander being over, and the season 7 premiere of Outlander just a few months away, the folks over at Starz have been releasing new promo pictures of our favorite couple – Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) along with their daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her husband Roger (Richard Rankin).

In addition, the promo pictures that have been released include two of the new characters to be introduced in the long-running drama’s upcoming season 7, which is set to debut on Starz on Friday, June 16. Those new characters are siblings Rachel, to be played by Izzy-Meikle Small (Never Let Me Go), and Dr. Denzell Hunter, to be played Joey Phillips (Billy Elliot).

Fans of the Outlander novels will recognize the Hunter family and know that they come with particular importance for young Ian (series regular John Bell). The Hunters are Quakers who value peace and non-violence despite the eruption of the Revolutionary War around them. When Ian arrives on their farm with a sick and injured William (Charles Vandervaart) [Jamie’s son] in tow, it throws their lives into upheaval.

Check out all the pictures below:

Jamie and Claire:

Brianna and Roger:

The Hunter Siblings:

Make sure to watch Outlander on Starz starting on June 16.

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Starz announced yesterday the return date for season 7 of Outlander: Friday, June 16 at 8 PM. Yep, you read that right, the time-traveling drama will now air on Friday nights!

The current season will be split into two parts; 8 episodes starting in June and the other 8 sometime in 2024.

Starz also released new promo pictures for the upcoming season, including shots of the main cast, including:

Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser;

Sophie Skelton as Brianna and Richard Rankin as Roger

Along with returning cast members David Berry as Lord John Grey and new recurring cast member Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Jamie’s grown son; and,

John Bell as Young Ian.

Mark your calendars for June 16!

You can see those pictures below:

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Attention Outlander fans!

We still have to wait – thank you Droughtlander! – for season 7 of Outlander to premiere on Starz. That will happen this summer!

But, in the meantime, the folks over at Starz have shared the all-new opening credits for the upcoming season of the time-traveling, historical, romance drama that stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in the lead roles.

You can check out the opening credits for Outlander season 7 below:

It should also be noted that Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor is the singer of the show’s theme song, “The Skye Boat Song” this season.

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The news broke yesterday that Starz has given the final season order to Outlander.

The series will come to an end after its eighth season, which will consist of 10 episodes.

But, don’t lose heart Outlander fans, as the show’s 7th season, which will consist of 16 episodes, will premiere on Starz sometime this summer; and given the show’s track record with breaks – otherwise known as Droughtlander – between seasons, the 8th and final season will most likely not air until 2025.

In the meantime, the cabler has also announced that a prequel centered on the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, to be called Outlander: Blood of My Blood, has been given a series order. Outlander showrunner Matthew B. Roberts will serve as showrunner and executive producer on that new series, which will consist of 10 episodes for its debut season.

The new series will explore what lengths a person will go to find love in a time when love is considered a luxury, and when marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial gain. The title of the series is a nod to Jamie Fraser’s marriage vow to Claire and there will be several names and faces that Outlander fans will know and recognize.

Make sure to mark your calendars for season 7 of Outlander this summer on Starz.

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The folks over at TV Line have provided details on when Outlander will premiere season 7 on Starz as well as the first look at the trailer for the new season.

You can check out the trailer here.

Season 7 will include new faces Kristin Atherton (Doctors and Waterloo Road), who will take over as Jamie’s sister, Jenny Murray, a role played in Seasons 1 through 3 by Laura Donnelly and Charles Vandervaart (Lost in Space), who will play William Ransom, Jamie’s grown son. The returning faces in season 7 will include Graham McTavish (who played Dougal McKenzie), Nell Hudson (Laoghaire Fraser), Steven Cree (the elder Ian Murray), Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan), Andrew Whipp (Brian Fraser), Layla Burns (Joan MacKimmmie).

Make sure to mark your calendars for the season premiere of season 7 of Outlander, which will air starting in the Summer of 2023.

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It’s been a difficult few years because of COVID and its lingering aftermath not to mention all the tragedies that have befallen our country – be it school shootings, racial tensions, horrific weather or everything in the world of politics. But with the bad comes the good, and I know many of us try, as best we can, to focus on the good.

The following are just some of the top stories for this year, broken down by month:


* The deadly row house fire in Philadelphia
* The horrible winter storm, which caused a tractor trailer pile-up on I-95 on the East Coast that trapped drivers for 27 hours
* The Founder of Oath Keepers and 10 other members arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy over the January 6 insurrection
* The men who killed Ahmaud Arbery sentenced to life in prison
* Amy Schneider won 40 consecutive victories on Jeopardy, winning over 1.3 million
* The Tsunami warning for the West Coast caused by below water volcanic eruption in the South Pacific and the island of Tonga covered in massive quantities of ash
* The North Texas Synagogue and some of its parishoners who were taken hostage
* The two NYPD officers who were gunned down


* Power outages, running 2000 miles
* Russia invades Ukraine
* Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa
* First black woman on Supreme Court – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – nominated by President Biden


* Gas prices soaring
* The Emmett Till bill against lynching cleared congress
*The “Don’t Say Gay” bill passed in Florida


* President Biden pardoned three people in his first act of clemency
* Twitter’s board pulled “Posion Pill” in an effort to block Elon Musk takeover (he eventually got Twitter anyway)
* The slap heard round the world at the Oscars when Will Smith bitch-slapped Chris Rock
* Growing sanctions by various countries against Russia and their invasion of Ukraine


* The baby formula crisis
* The Monkeypox scare
* The departure of White House press secretary Jen Psaki
* School shooting in Uvalde, Texas by 18-year-old shooter
*Boston shooting by a radicalized 18-year-old, who believed in replacement theory where Black people are replacing whites


* Massive Jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth, 70 years as ruler
* The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
* The Supreme Court also overtutned gun conceal law in New York that would affect many other states
* Ghislane Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking of underage girls alongside the now deceased Jeffrey Epstein
*R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and violating the Mann Act


* The shooting at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois
* Boris Johnson resigned as U.K Prime Minister
* Massive flooding in Virginia and Kentucky


* WNBA player Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison for drug smuggling
* Alex Jones, founder of fringe media outlet Infowars, ordered to pay 45 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook Families.
* The flooding in Death Valley
* Raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home because of classified documents he took
* The Inflation Reduction Act passed
* Serena Williams plants to retire from tennis
* Lake Mead at unprecedented low levels with human remains discovered
* Salman Rashdie brutally attacked
* CDC ordered major overhaul of their organization
* Water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi due to massive flooding disaster
* The Warner Brothers Discovery merger decimating programs and massive cancellations
* The Oregon shooting in a Safeway grocery store


* Liz Truss became the new U.K. Prime Minister – only the third female PM in U.K. history (she resigned only a six weeks later)
* Roger Federer retiring from tennis
* Senate Republicans introduced a bill to ban abortion nationwide
* Massive protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman who died while in the custody of morality police for allegedly wearing a loose headscarf
* The human trafficking scandal by Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott of migrants flown from Texas and Florida to Martha’s Vineyard
* Sir Elton John awarded National Humanities Medal by President Biden


* North Korea launching test-fire missiles over Japan
* Hurricane Ian hits Fort Myers, Florida and surrounding area causing massive flooding
* Rishi Sunak to become first non-white Prime Minister in U.K.
* Kevin Spacey found not liable in sexual abuse case
* Yet another school shooting in St. Louis, Missouri
* The deadly Halloween crowd-surge in Seoul, Korea
* The Kayne West antisemitic scandal


* The non-existent “Red Wave” that didn’t happen during the mid-term elections
* Alex Jones ordered to pay even more money to Sandy Hook families, now totalling nearly 1.5 billion dollars
* The election win by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, ensuring Democratic control over the Senate
* Ukraine getting part of their country back from the Russians who invaded
* Mike Pence breaks his silence on the January 6th insurrections (and much more) and releases a book
* RSV Respiratory Flu cases began rising to dangerous levels
* Roberta Flack has A.L.S. and can no longer sing
* Karen Bass elected first woman mayor of Los Angeles
* Iran’s security forces beating and killing teenagers as they crackdown on protests
* Nancy Pelosi stepping down as party leadership of Democrats in the House
* Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to over 11 years in prison for defrauding investors with her medical start-up Theranos
* The Danny Masterson trial ending in a hung jury
* Reality “stars” Todd and Julie Christley sentenced to multiple years in federal prison for bank fraud and tax evasion
* The Supreme Court permits House Democrats to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns


* Raphael Warnock wins Senate seat in Georgia
* The Trump Organization found guilty in tax fraud scheme
* Germany arrests dozens of suspects planning to overthrow government
* Classified documents found in Donald Trump storage site
* Brittney Griner released from Russian prison in exchange for a Russian arms dealer
* Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder
* Harvey Weinstein convicted on 3 Charges of rape and sexual assault
* The January 6 committee members voted to refer their findings to the Justice Department, urging officials there to criminally prosecute Donald Trump and several of his associates

That is quite the list of just some of the top news items throughout the year!

I hope that you will join me through the end of this year, as I focus on the best and the worst of 2022 in the worlds of TV and movies, TV ratings and so much more.

NOTE: I apologize in advance for any omissions, spelling errors or oversights I might have made, but I definitely don’t apologize for any choices I made.

TOMORROW: Top TV Moments

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It’s the final day of Comic Con 2022, and while there aren’t usually too many BIG panels set for the last day in San Diego, there were still a couple notable panels to talk about. And check out just some of the cosplayers on display this year:

Mayans M.C.

The show has been renewed for a 5th season by FX.

And here is a video interview from the folks at Entertainment Weekly with a few of the cast members:

What We Do in the Shadows

You can watch this video interview with some of the cast of and creatives behind What We Do in the SHadows courtesy of the folks at IGN.

Here are more Comic Con Portraits from the folks at TV Insider.

And, thanks to the folks over at Syfy, Gizmodo and Yahoo, the following are pictures of just some of the cosplayers at this year’s fete:

Day One Cosplayers

Day One Cosplayers

Day Two Cosplayers

Day Two Cosplayers

Day Three Cosplayers

Until next year!!

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It’s Day Three of San Diego Comic Con, and that means the big guns are pulled out (metaphorically speaking) with movie trailers, big name stars and tons of reveals made all throughout the convention center and the surrounding area.

The first big trailer to be shown was for the upcoming sequel movie Shazam: Fury of the Gods and it does NOT disappoint. You can see the trailer below:

DC Universe

Here is the Comic Con Sneak Peek at Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam:

Here is an article from the folks at Variety about what else the DC Universe did (and didn’t) share in Hall H today.

Apple TV+

The third and final season of the Jason Momoa series See will premiere on the streaming service on August 26, and here is the trailer for that final chapter:


Check out this video interview, featuring some of the cast of the Paramount+ (formerly CBS) thriller series Evil courtesy of the folks at Entertainment Weekly.

House of the Dragon

Here is an article from the folks at Variety about the much-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon.

You can also see the official trailer for the new series below:

Star Trek Universe

Here is a teaser trailer for season 3 of Star Trek: Picard:

Here is an article from the folks at TV Line about Star Trek: Strange New World.

Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire

Again, thanks to the folks at Variety, here is an article [which includes a trailer) about the much-anticipated small screen series adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire.

The Sandman

From the visionary author Neil Gaiman, Netflix will debut the highly anticipated small screen adaptation of The Sandman with an impressive ensemble cast. You can see the trailer below:

The Orville

Check out this video interview with much of the cast of The Orville courtesy of the folks at Entertainment Weekly.

Resident Alien

Here is a video interview with the hysterical cast of Syf’s Resident Alien via the folks at Entertainment Weely.

Marvel Studios

And, of course, the folks at Marvel Studios had a TON of movies and projects to provide details about.

Here is an article from TV Line about plans for Phase 5 of the MC Universe

In line with that article, it’s official that Daredevil will back this time on Disney+. Check out this article from TV Line for more details about that.

Here is an article from Variety about the next movie in the Ant-Man franchise.

Here is an article from Variety about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Here is an article, also from Variety, about the MCU’s latest reboot of the Fantastic Four set for November 2024.

Here is an article from Variety about two new Avengers movies to end the MCU Phase 6 in 2025.

And, here is the visually stunning trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

Kevin Smith

Check out this article about the Comic Con “God” Kevin Smith and what’s on tap from him thanks to the folks at MSN.

Make sure to check out the Comic Con Portraits done by the folks at TV Insider.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for the final report on Day 4 of Comic Con as this year’s fete comes to an end.

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It’s Day Two of San Diego Comic Con, and while there were endless panels and events all over the place around and inside the convention center, the following were some of the bigger shows and/or movies that were highlighted throughout the day today:

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

You can check out this article from the folks at TV Line.

And, here is a direct link to the full trailer for the much anticipated small screen adaptation of the legendary movies based on the even more legendary story by J.R.R. Tolkien:

Paper Girls

The brand new Amazon Prime retro series is based on the comic book of the same and set in the early hours after Halloween in 1988, centered around four paper girls who are out on their delivery route where they get caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers.

You can read this article about the show’s panel courtesy of Yahoo News; and watch the Entertainment Weekly interview with the cast and creatives too.

Here is a trailer for the new drama:

The Walking Dead Franchise

Here is the trailer for the latest installation of The Walking Dead Universe: Tales of the Walking Dead:

As well as an article from the folks at Variety about the new show.

And here is an article, also from Variety, about the final episodes of the flagship series – The Walking Dead.

Then there is the news that the Rick Grimes movies are being scrapped for a limited series that will star Andrew Lincoln and Danai Guirira. You can read more about it here courtesy of the folks at TV Line.

For All Mankind

Not only has the show been given a season four renewal (YES!!), but they made an appearance at Comic Con. You can read an article from Deadline here, and they included a couple pictures of the cast and creatives who were on hand to talk all things alternate space drama.

Green Lantern: Beware My Power

The animated movie, starring Aldis Hodge as the voice of John Stewart, was one of the big, end of the day panels to take the stage. Read this exclusive article from the folks at ComicBookMovies.com

You can also check out this cool cavalcade of photos, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, showing just some of the celebs and creatives who were on hand at Comic Con yesterday.

Again, this was just a small sample of the panels and events that took place at San Diego Comic Con 2022 today.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for even more, as Saturday is always the BIG day at the annual fete.

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