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.
Sam HeugHan in “OutlanDer”