Is ‘Outlander’ on tonight?

Is “Outlander” on tonight? NO. Starz’s award-winning drama series concluded its sixth season on May 1, 2022, which means we are currently in the midst of another agonizing Droughtlander. The good news is that the cast and crew started production on the seventh season in April 2022, so hopefully it will grace our TV screens sometime in 2023.

Leading cast members Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan will return in Season 7 as doctor Claire Randall Fraser and her Highlander true love Jamie Fraser. The 16 new episodes of the Starz romance epic will be based on “An Echo in the Bone,” the seventh novel in the world-renowned series from author Diana Gabaldon. New cast member Charles Vandervaart is joining the series as William Ransom, the “secret son” of Jamie.

How many episodes was “Outlander” Season 6?
The recently concluded sixth season (based on Gabaldon’s book “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”) was comprised of only eight episodes, the shortest so far — blame Covid-19. The first season, by far the longest, was 16 total episodes (broken up into two equal halves). Seasons 2-4 each consisted of 13 episodes, while Season 5 produced an even dozen.

Where we left off
When we saw Claire and Jamie in the Season 5 finale, which aired in May 2020, Claire had returned to Frasers’ Ridge after being brutalized by Lionel Brown. Now, with war on the horizon, the Frasers continue fighting for their family and the home they have forged. Jamie and Claire are still dealing the devastating impact of Claire’s assault, while reckoning with the arrival at the Ridge of Jamie’s old nemesis Tom Christie with his two troublesome adult children.

“Outlander” Season 6 coverage
Gold Derby’s fearless “Outlander” experts Rob Licuria and Paula Sullivan-Licuria conducted fan chats and weekly video recaps throughout Season 6. “‘Outlander’ fans, we are back once again for our Gold Derby weekly recaps of our favorite show, the best show on TV around the world,” Rob proclaimed after the season premiere as he welcomed Paula back for more fun this year.

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Is “Outlander” ending?
Fans speculated for months whether Season 6 would be the end of the road for “Outlander,” but producers confirmed in June 2021 that there would be a seventh season after all. “We will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy,” confirmed showrunner Matthew B. Roberts. The Season 7 premiere date has yet to be announced.

Awards journey for “Outlander”
The first five seasons of “Outlander” noticeably struggled at awards shows. The show lost all four of its Emmy nominations for music (2015), production design (2016) and costumes (2016 and 2018). And it received Golden Globe noms, but no wins, for Balfe (2016-2019), Tobias Menzies (2016) and drama series (2016). In terms of awards victories, “Outlander” claimed the BAFTA for Best Actress (Balfe), three People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show, two Critics Choice Awards for Most Bingeworthy Show, and two Gold Derby Awards for Best Drama Actor (Heughan).

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