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June 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Starz has given the greenlight to "Outlander," a new series set in 18th century Scotland and based on the bestselling series of books by Diana Gabaldon. The series follows Claire Randall, a 20th century doctor who travels in time back to Scotland in the 1740s where she is forced to marry a young Scottish warrior. The seven-book series has been described as a mix of romance, adventure, history and science fiction. The TV adaptation is being overseen by writer and executive producer Ronald D. Moore, best known for his work reinvigorating "Battlestar Galactica" on SyFy.
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April 24, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Last Man Standing The sitcom starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis ends another season. 8 p.m. ABC Great Performances Choreographer Matthew Bourne offers his own take on the Tchaikovsky classic "Sleeping Beauty. " 9 p.m. KOCE The Writers' Room This new episode looks at small-screen adaptations of such comic books and graphic novels as "Superman" and "The Walking Dead.
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August 30, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Next Top Model: In this new episode the contestants take part in a challenge that leaves them hanging, and they pose for celebrity photographer Shenae Grimes (8 p.m. KTLA). Need to Know: This new episode previews the Democratic National Convention and looks at the Democratic party's efforts in Ohio to win the white working class vote (8:30 p.m. KOCE)
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March 21, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Ripper Street Investigation into the brutal slaying of a newspaper boy leads Inspector Reid (Matthew MacFadyen) to one of the city's most eminent financial institutions in this new episode. 9 p.m. BBC America Da Vinci's Demons The second season of the historical drama series premieres with Leonardo (Tom Riley)
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Why are fans of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series of novels going absolutely nutty in anticipation of Starz's forthcoming television series based on them? "They sort of want to lick him," said Gabaldon, pointing to star Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, the novels' hunky Scottish lover, on the show. Gabaldon's quip came during the "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena on Friday. And as Homer Simpson would say, her observation was funny because it was true.
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September 21, 2012 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES The First Family: Christopher B. Duncan, Gladys Knight, John Witherspoon, Jackée Harry and Marla Gibbs stars in this new sitcom set at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (5 p.m. KCAL). Mr. Box Office: Bill Bellamy plays a movie star turned inner-city high school teacher in this new comedy (5:30 p.m. KCAL). Unsealed: Alien Files: Alleged encounters with extraterrestrials are probed in this new series (11 p.m. KTLA)
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December 4, 2012 | By Ben Fritz and Joe Flint
Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The news is a blow to the pay channel Starz, which previously had the rights to Disney movies, including its Pixar animated films and Marvel superhero pictures. Disney has also agreed to immediately give Netflix non-exclusive streaming rights to more of its older library titles including "Dumbo," "Pocahontas" and "Alice in Wonderland.
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July 11, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Starz continues to expand its genre cred with two new series the cable network announced for development. The first is a science fiction action thriller from "Spartacus" creator Steven S. DeKnight and the other is a gothic horror thriller from "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Stracynski. "Incursion," the series from DeKnight, is set in the middle of an intergalactic battle between humans and an alien race. Each season follows a squad of soldiers on a different planet as they continue the war. According to Starz, the series is expected to feature "grittily realistic combat" and "darkly complex characters.
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January 27, 2014 | By David Ng
"Flesh and Bone," a new drama series set in the world of professional ballet, has landed at the cable network Starz, which has hired a real-life ballet dancer for the lead role. Sarah Hay, an American dancer who has performed with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, will play the part of Claire, a disturbed young performer who joins a New York ballet company.  The series is expected to begin airing on Starz in 2015. Former "Breaking Bad" producer Moira Walley-Beckett is the creative force behind the show. Lawrence Bender, who has produced many of Quentin Tarantino's movies and who is a former dancer himself, is serving as an executive producer for the series.  Hay won't be the only professional dancer involved with the series.
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January 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Something in us loves a pirate. Of all the world's brigands, the pirate is the most romantic, the one whose way of life represents a breezy alternative to our drudging own. What child does not know how many men sit on a dead man's chest? They have been in the movies at least since D.W. Griffith's "The Pirate's Gold" in 1906, and you lately may have felt the franchise that is "Pirates of the Caribbean" brush your shoulder as it made its way through the marketplace. There has been the occasional TV movie, as well, but a full-fledged pirate series has been long in coming.
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January 23, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Carrie Diaries As Carrie, Mouse, Maggie and Walt (AnnaSophia Robb, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay, Brendan Dooling) get ready to attend their senior prom at the Waldorf Astoria, Larissa (Freema Agyeman) pre?sents Carrie with a tempting opportunity in this new episode.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Being a pirate is filthy business. That's what Starz wants viewers to take away from its new pirate series, "Black Sails. " Set during the Golden Age of piracy in a remote Bahamas outpost, the show is told as a vicious prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel "Treasure Island. " It shows the famous and mysterious Captain Flint at the beginning of his messianic quest to amass the largest trove of treasure the world has ever seen. PHOTOS: The scene at TCA 2014 During the Television Critics Assn.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Why are fans of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series of novels going absolutely nutty in anticipation of Starz's forthcoming television series based on them? "They sort of want to lick him," said Gabaldon, pointing to star Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, the novels' hunky Scottish lover, on the show. Gabaldon's quip came during the "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena on Friday. And as Homer Simpson would say, her observation was funny because it was true.
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November 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Black Sails," the pirate drama from executive producer Michael Bay, will premiere on Jan. 25. Although it is still two months from the premiere of the eight-episode first season, Starz has enough faith in it that production on a greenlighted second season begins this month in Cape Town, South Africa. Toby Stephens stars as Capt. Flint, who takes on a brash young crew member named John Silver (Luke Arnold). On the set: movies and TV That's right. This series is a prequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic "Treasure Island.
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October 19, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is something nicely unexpected about "Dancing on the Edge," writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's seductive drama of jazz and England in the early 1930s. The series, which begins Saturday on Starz (it has already aired on the BBC), forms a kind of "Upstairs/Backstage" story with a mystery attached and comes in five parts, plus an epilogue - appendix might be the better word - in the form of interviews. To be sure, jazz has often lurked at the background of British period pieces - Lord Peter Wimsey dragged to some Soho cellar, Bertie Wooster knocking out a chorus of "Minnie the Moocher.
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October 17, 2013 | By Susan King
Early in her career, Jacqueline Bisset discovered that she didn't need to be in every shot of a movie. Bisset came to that realization while making Jerry Paris' underrated 1970 drama "The Grasshopper," which cast her  as a wide-eyed teenager from British Columbia who winds up a prostitute in Las Vegas. It was the first time the British actress, who had become an international sensation in such films as the seminal 1968 thriller "Bullitt" and the 1970 granddaddy of disaster flicks, "Airport," carried a movie.
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