Blast from the past: Historical dramas

The much-anticipated series "Outlander" begins on Starz on Saturday, August 9. Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books, the story follows WWII combat nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who travels back in time to 1743 and encounters Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Click through our gallery to see other favorite TV period pieces.

The much-anticipated series "Outlander" begins on Starz on Saturday, August 9. Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books, the story follows WWII combat nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who travels back in time to 1743 and encounters Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Click through our gallery to see other favorite TV period pieces.