Sizzling SoulmatesNo doubt Outlander's Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are one of the sexiest couples on TV right now. Despite being from different eras, time traveling intervened to put them together, which led to marriage, deep love and true commitment. With their white-hot chemistry, their scenes also practically melt the small screen. But, the bonnie lass and ladd aren't the only ones who shippers love. Check out all the couples who we believe are heating up your TV. And remember to take our poll (see below) to vote for the hottest TV couple—the winning duo will appear in a future issue.
Castle and Beckett (Castle)With their killer chemistry and shared love of crime-solving, mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD Capt. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) have cracked the case of how to keep the spark alive after TV marriage. So it’s no surprise fans were ready to storm the Castle writers’ room when the couple temporarily split this season. Thankfully, the pair has officially reunited, and in the April 11 episode, they’re investigating the murder of a tomb raider. “Castle believes something wacky is going on,” teases executive producer Alexi Hawley, “and Beckett keeps trying to steer him back to reality. It’s them at their bantering best.” —Shawna Malcom
Rick and Michonne (The Walking Dead)These hardened postapocalyptic warriors somehow found love amid a zombie outbreak. The former sheriff (Andrew Lincoln)—who lost both his wife and former girlfriend to
the flesh-eaters—and the katana-wielding badass (Danai Gurira) finally consummated a years-long tease earlier this season. The duo were even seen in the nude, much to the delight of #Richonne shippers everywhere. “My mom has been campaigning for about three years for this to happen!” Lincoln says. “I was absolutely stunned by it, but I couldn’t wish for a better leading lady.” —Rob Moynihan
Dre and Bow (black-ish)He’s a tightly wound ad exec, she’s a mellow anesthesiologist, and together, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson are yin and yang raising their four kids in upscale L.A. Sure, they have quirks, but mostly they get along, which is what makes them such a rare breed. “So many half-hour comedies seem to be based on married people hating each other and rolling their eyes,” Ross says. “It’s clear that Bow and Dre love, respect and genuinely like each other.” And with that heart comes heat. “They’re frisky,” Ross confirms. “They have four children, so something’s going on!” —Ingela Ratledge
Jake and Olivia (Scandal)Forget standing in the sun. These days, Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Jake (Scott Foley) are all about sparks in the dark, thanks to a series of secret (and überhot) hookups. With the NSA chief now engaged to another woman—and D.C.’s most powerful fixer not above spying on her on-off lover—expect the deliciously dysfunctional pair’s affair to grow even more Scandal-ous. “Olivia Pope has this crazy pull over Jake,” Foley says, “and juicy twists are what Shondaland does so well. I think you’ll be very excited to see where this leads.” —Shawna Malcom
Josh and Liza (Younger)Will their head-spinning, knee-buckling romance be unsealed with a kiss? After a brief but painful bust-up, Liza (Sutton Foster), 40 but pretending to be 26, and her young lover, Josh (Nico Tortorella), reunited in the sack in the March 23 season finale. But then she got a long-awaited smooch from Charles (Peter Hermann), her devastatingly adorable—and age-appropriate—boss. “Josh and Liza have a love connection that is incomparable, and he wants her back,” Tortorella says. “But now the audience is really torn. Should she be with Josh or Charles? Even my own mother is with Team Charles!” —Michael Logan
Jason and Alicia (The Good Wife)Fireworks exploded at the first meeting of the dimpled, honey-voiced legal investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his new boss, the beautiful and brilliant Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). After public betrayal by her philandering politico husband and the murder of her longtime love, Alicia sorely needed some romance, and Jason has happily supplied it—on kitchen islands and in very public bars. Could the randy couple get a happy ending when the series signs off in May? “Their on-screen chemistry was blinding from Day 1,” executive producer Michelle King says. “Absolutely anything is possible.” —Ileane Rudolph
Piper and Alex (Orange Is the New Black)Roses and chocolate? Pffft. Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Laura Prepon)—on-again, off-again girlfriends and Litchfield Penitentiary inmates—prefer to demonstrate their affection by landing each other in prison. (Piper is serving her sentence for an old drug crime she helped Alex to commit; Pipes returned the favor during Season 2 by getting a then-free Alex in trouble with her parole officer.) Now that Piper’s previous love interest, the double-crossing Stella Carlin (Ruby Rose), is off to maximum security, it would be criminal if she and Alex didn’t give their warped relationship yet another whirl in Season 4. After all, forgiving and forgetting is for suckers—not soulmates. —Ingela Ratledge
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Oliver and Felicity (Arrow)The balance of vigilante Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) stoic gravitas and tech whiz Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) goofy-brain charm makes Olicity an opposites-attract bonanza that “brings out the best in them both,” says executive producer Marc Guggenheim. (His perfect abs don’t hurt either.) Although the pair are currently at odds over the reveal of Oliver’s secret son, Guggenheim hints to happier days ahead: “We love these characters and their relationship, and we certainly aren’t done telling their story.” —Damian Holbrook
Luke and Jessica (Marvel's Jessica Jones)They’re both virtually indestructible, but somehow Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) discovered each other’s soft spots. “They don’t have to hold back their power or passion; they can just let loose in a way they’ve never been able to with anyone else,” explains Melissa Rosenberg, creator of the Marvel series. Unfortunately, Jessica’s past mistakes became an obstacle Luke couldn’t clear. Might they rekindle their romance in Season 2? Colter says, “It’s a long arc, a long storyline, and I think it leaves us in a great place to see how they can interact again.” —Carita Rizzo
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Jane and Michael (Jane the Virgin)Okay, where to begin? When it comes to Jane (Gina Rodriguez), no one understands her more than Michael (Brett Dier). After all, he speaks "Sad Jane," knows what gift will cheer her up (like the latest Angelique Harper novel), and didn't balk the first time she confessed to saving herself for marriage. Despite breaking up her initial engagement to Michael and kickstarting a romance with her baby daddy Rafael (Justin Baldoni), Jane eventually realized who her true soulmate was and got re-engaged. Which is pretty epic for a couple found always kissing under falling "snow."
Glenn and Maggie (The Walking Dead)The country farm girl and city pizza boy couldn't be any more different, but Maggie (Lauren Cohan) soon fell for the brave, sweet and reckless Glenn (Steve Yeun). Their relationship started with an intimate encounter in a drugstore, but it was soon tested after being kidnapped—and tortured—by The Governor (David Morrissey). Despite the trauma, their love and loyalty to each other soon proved nothing could stand in their mutual devotion. In addition to #Richonne, the married parents remain one of the most consistent couples in a world of walkers.
Emma and Killian (Once Upon a Time)The Savior and Hook are yin and yang, balancing each other with their light and dark. Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) was the first to fall for Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and break through her tough exterior, but the leather-clad lady soon realized the only other leather-clad gentleman in Storybrooke was more than meets the eye. Hook began to soften his ruthless ways and redeem himself as a pirate while Emma let down her walls to allow for love. Even after Emma became the Dark One, Hook never gave up on her...so that after his death, Emma didn't give up on him, deciding to visit the Underworld to bring him back to life.
Mindy and Danny (The Mindy Project)
Sure, these two OB-GYNs started out as fierce frenemies, but Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny's (Chris Messina) love-hate relationship soon sparked a real office romance. (And who can forget that breathtaking kiss in the airplane?) They're the very definition of opposites attract (girly and loud Mindy paired with the gruff and surly Danny) and they can drive each other crazy, but they're committed to raising their baby Leo. Also, their constant push-and-pull means they bring out the best in each other. Plus: If TV Couples Had OKCupid Profiles
Alex and Ryan (Quantico)Ryan (Jake McLaughlin) may have been assigned to keep tabs on Alex (Priyanka Chopra) at Quantico...but even he couldn't help being seduced by her beauty, brains and brawn. Their relationship might have started with a hot-and-heavy hook-up in a car, but eventually all the intense training, communal bathroom sharing and smoldering glances meant there was something real brewing between the two. After Alex was accused of bombing Grand Central, only Ryan (who hadn't seen her in years) truly believed in her and risked his career (and his life) to protect her.
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Elizabeth and Philip (The Americans)
The two sleep agents may not have loved each other when they married for the good of Mother Russia, but nothing bonded them quickly than trusting each other on sexy secret missions and raising two kids. Philip (Matthew Rhys) may have loved Elizabeth (Keri Russell), who took a while to come around, but once they were on the same page, they both united on trying to be good spies and good parents, even if their parenting philosophy often differed. Plus: How the '80s Fashion of The Americans Is Created
Connor and Oliver (How to Get Away With Murder)Who ever expected the selfish and manipulative Connor (Jack Falahee) to actually commit to one person? As one of the Keating Five, Connor first targeted Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) at a bar to get information for a case—and reward him with a one-night stand. But that somehow turned into more favors (and late-night encounters...and Connor began caring about the kindhearted Oliver, turning to him when crazy things with Annalise (Viola Davis) took its toll. When Oliver realized he was HIV positive, Connor still remained committed to him.
Liz and Tom (The Blacklist)Liz (Megan Boone) and Tom's (Ryan Eggold) marriage started off with a huge lie (Tom was a spy tasked with making Liz his mark), but the couple soon proved they genuinely cared for each other. The FBI profiler may have felt betrayed and foolish for not spotting her husband's chameleon ways, but despite vowing to take him down, he proved his loyalty (and love) to save her life many times. Who else would drop everything in Germany to save someone back in the States? And when Liz went on the lam with Red (James Spader), Tom promised he would always be there for her.
Jane Doe and Kurt (Blindspot)
When a huge tattoo of an FBI agent's name was found on nude and amnesiac Jane's (Jaimie Alexander) back, it basically guaranteed she would end up with said agent, Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). As the couple worked together to piece together Jane's past, they discovered a surprising childhood connection: her real name was Taylor Shaw, the kidnapped and (presumed dead) next door neighbor. Of course, that connection and growing trust led to a long-awaited kiss—until Jane/Taylor found out she purposely erased her memories for an unknown agenda. Plus: What Goes Into Blindspot's Tattoos? Inside the Crazy Process
Rayna and Deacon (Nashville)Has there ever been more star-crossed lovers than Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Chip Esten)? Despite dating each other early in their careers, Deacon's alcoholism got in the way and Rayna married someone else. But their love for each other never faded, especially with the dissolution of Rayna's marriage. So one divorce, one child, one liver transplant and a few engagements and albums later, the two finally reconnected in a big way: when Deacon proposed and the two finally got married.
Alex and Jo (Grey's Anatomy)The mentor-intern relationship may seem like a cliché, but Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) are undeniably meant to be. They both share similar hard-knock childhoods and career ambitions and are deeply committed to Seattle Grace patients. Jo's relationship with the jealous Jason (Charles Michael Davis) ended in physical violence, but Alex's protective nature kicked in. Hospital rules almost stopped him from being a couple, but Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) support meant they could continue being together.