Fresh Scoop on ‘Outlander,’ ‘Fargo’ & More Spring Shows (PHOTOS)

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan look right at home in our photo studio at the Television Critics Association’s recent press tour. As Season 5 of Starz’s time-traveling saga continues, Claire and Jamie debate what’s best for daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton). “Claire wants to see Brianna not just be a wife and a mother,” Balfe says. “As emotionally intelligent and aware as he is, Jamie doesn’t necessarily grasp that.”

Fran Drescher
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The Nannys Fran Drescher still runs the house in NBC’s new comedy, costarring Steven Weber, about a broke couple who move in with their son and his wife (Adam Pally and Abby Elliott). “It [becomes] a bit more grounded as we meld as a family,” she promises.

Christine Baranski

The Good Fight

In last season’s finale cliffhanger, a leftist group sent a S.W.A.T. team to legal eagle Diane Lockhart’s door. When the CBS All Access series returns for a fourth round this spring, leading lady Christine Baranski hints, the election-rigging “Book Club” will have backed off…for the time being. “I suppose they still have [Diane’s] number,” she cracks of the subplot possibly resurfacing. “That remains to be seen.”


Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

“I loved hanging out with my grandma [and] living with her in my twenties,” says The Farewell star Awkwafina, who uses her real first name — Nora — and mines her actual family history for material on her recently renewed Comedy Central series. In fact, the March 11 episode recounts the story of Nora’s grandparents in the style of a Korean TV drama.

Chris Rock


For his dramatic leading role in the FX anthology series’ fourth season — about gangsters in 1950s Missouri — funnyman Chris Rock admits that the “intricate shoot” has led to some chances to stretch as a performer. “It’s not like comedic acting where you kind of wait for your close-up and go, ‘OK, I’m going to give you 13 different versions of this funny thing,'” he says. See if he nailed it come April 19.



Eyed for a summer start on Paramount Network, this gritty drama stars Michael Chiklis (The Shield) as a former U.S. border patrol agent who gets an up-close look at life on the other side of the fence while helping a young Mexican woman (Adriana Paz) protect imperiled immigrants. “This isn’t about ‘this side’ or ‘that side’ or politics,” Chiklis explains. “This is about people.” And, he adds, great storytelling.


Cherish the Day

Creator Ava DuVernay, left, poses with Xosha Roquemore, Cicely Tyson and Alano Miller, the stars of OWN’s romantic drama that charts one couple’s life together. “I’m a big sucker for love stories,” DuVernay admits, citing big-screen swooners like Sleepless in Seattle and Love Jones as inspirations. Fittingly, the show premiered just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Outlander, Fargo and Fran Drescher are back!

Click through the gallery above for fresh scoop from the stars on what the spring season has to offer on TV.