CELEBRITY EX­TRA

Escalon Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - Write to Cindy at King Fea­tures Weekly Ser­vice, 628 Vir­ginia Drive, Or­lando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at let­ters@cindyelavsky.com. By Cindy Elavsky

Q: Do you know when “Outlander” will be back?

-- Kelly J., via email

A: Fi­nally, Drought­lander is al­most over. The ridicu­lously pop­u­lar fan­tasy/time-travel/ his­tor­i­cal-fic­tion drama will re­turn to Starz for 13 all-new episodes start­ing Sun­day, Sept. 10. This third sea­son will fol­low the events of the third book in Diana Ga­bal­don’s “Outlander” se­ries, “Voy­ager.” As we closed out sea­son two, Claire (Caitri­ona Balfe) had re­turned to the 1940s in or­der to save the life of her and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) un­born baby. With the help of her daugh­ter, Bri­anna, and fam­ily friend Roger Wake­field, she learns that Jamie did in­deed sur­vive the Bat­tle of Cul­lo­den, and she vows to re­turn to him. What’s even bet­ter is that while the book kind of glossed over the Bat­tle of Cul­lo­den, we get to see the war spec­ta­cle in all its muddy and bloody glory.

*** Q: One of my fa­vorite shows was “The L Word,” and now I hear it’s be­ing res­ur­rected. Is that true? -Vi­o­let G., via email

A: The hit Show­time drama that cen­tered on the lives and loves of mod­ern-day gay women is in­deed in de­vel­op­ment for an­other sea­son. De­tails are sketchy, but sources say that Jennifer Beals, Kather­ine Moenig and Leisha Hai­ley will be in­volved, as well as some other se­ries reg­u­lars, with some new faces join­ing the en­sem­ble. Back in May, co-cre­ator Ilene Chaiken told “En­ter­tain­ment Weekly”: “When we went off the air in 2009, I think a lot of peo­ple thought, ‘OK, the ba­ton is passed now, and there will be lots of shows that por­tray les­bian life.’ There’s re­ally noth­ing. It feels like maybe it should come back.” *** READ­ERS: It’s that time of year again! The 69th An­nual Prime Time Emmy Awards are com­ing Sept. 17 on CBS, hosted by Stephen Col­bert, and I have the list of the nom­i­nees: Best Drama Se­ries: “Bet­ter Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Hand­maid’s Tale,” “House of Cards,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “West­world.” Best Com­edy Se­ries: “At­lanta,” “black-ish,” “Mas­ter of None,” “Mod­ern Fam­ily,” “Sil­i­con Val­ley,” “Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt” and “Veep.” Lead Ac­tor in a Drama Se­ries: Ster­ling K. Brown, Anthony Hop­kins, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey and Milo Ven­timiglia. Lead Ac­tress in a Drama Se­ries: Vi­ola Davis, Claire Foy, Elis­a­beth Moss, Keri Rus­sell, Evan Rachel Wood and Robin Wright. Lead Ac­tor in a Com­edy Se­ries: Anthony An­der­son, Aziz An­sari, Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis, Don­ald Glover, Wil­liam H. Macy and Jef­frey Tam­bor. Lead Ac­tress in a Com­edy Se­ries: Pamela Ad­lon, Jane Fonda, Al­li­son Jan­ney, El­lie Kem­per, Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus, Tracee El­lis Ross and Lily Tom­lin. Lead Ac­tor in a Lim­ited Se­ries or Movie: Riz Ahmed, Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, Robert De Niro, Ewan McGre­gor, Ge­of­frey Rush and John Tur­turro. Lead Ac­tress in a Lim­ited Se­ries or Movie: Car­rie Coon, Felic­ity Huff­man, Ni­cole Kid­man, Jes­sica Lange, Su­san Saran­don and Reese Witherspoon. To see the com­plete list, go to em­mys.com.

Photo credit: Starz

Sam HeugHan in “OutlanDer”

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