Quite the celebration is being put together for the 50th anniversary of the immensely popular BBC show Doctor Who. BBC America announced today that David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for the special alongside John Hurt, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and current Doctor Matt Smith. Fan-favorite Tennant starred as the Doctor in three series beginning in 2005 before he was replaced by Smith. The new special will be written by current showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran, with filming set to begin this week in the UK. No word on when the special will air.
Hit the jump to read the full press release, and click here to read our interview with Moffat regarding all things Doctor Who and Sherlock. An eight-episode run of new episodes of Doctor Who begins tonight on BBC America at 8pm ET/PT.
Some new images from the seventh season of Doctor Who are now available. The new pics show off looks at stars Matt Smith as the titular character and his new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Guest starring in the upcoming season will be Dougray Scott, Warwick Davis, Celia Imrie, Richard E Grant, Jessica Raine, Tamzin Outhwaite, Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling. Doctor Who premieres Saturday, March 30th, 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA, followed by the series premiere of Orphan Black and Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist as part of Supernatural Saturday. Hit the jump to view the new images.
The Whovian ranks seem to be growing steadily, as this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special episode “The Snowmen” brought in 1.4 million viewers for BBC America. While those numbers may not seem huge in the scheme of things, it’s quite a coup for the cable channel, and makes it the second most-watched episode in its history. The special went up 54 percent from last year overall, and up 60 percent among adults in the highly targeted 24-to-54 age demographic.
There’s plenty more in store for the series, which returns in April with the back half of its seventh season. For one, Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s character Clara looks to be a little more interesting than fans originally thought, as Matt Smith‘s Doctor’s new companion. Hit the jump for the trailer, as well as a few thoughts about the upcoming episodes (spoilers if you haven’t seen the Christmas Special!).
Though it’s not quite December yet, the countdown is on for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Snowmen. The most important element of this new special will be the introduction of Jenna-Louise Coleman as Matt Smith‘s new companion. The special was written by executive producer Steven Moffat (also of the BBC’s Sherlock series), and will tackle some very serious emotions for the poor Doctor. Hit the jump for more on what to expect from The Snowmen, along with the trailer, poster and still images. The special airs Tuesday, December 25 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America.
No one weirds up the holidays like Doctor Who, as this new trailer for the Christmas special, Doctor Who: The Snowmen, makes quite clear. Matt Smith and newcomer Jenna-Louise Coleman introduce a sneak peek at the holiday special that will also serve to introduce Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion. This will be the
first second episode featuring Coleman, though perhaps she’ll be playing a different character entirely.
Written by executive producer Steve Moffat, the special also features the return of Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart). Doctor Who’s The Snowmen airs Tuesday, December 25 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America. Hit the jump to check out the sneak peek.
Doctor Who fans are likely waiting with bated breath for season seven to kick off this weekend. Luckily, we have five new episode posters, a trailer and installments of a series of mini-adventures to share with you. While the latest season will feature the continuing exploits of The Doctor (Matt Smith), this year will also mark the departure of fan favorites Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill). On the bright side, the Christmas special will introduce The Doctor’s new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) so hopefully the fans give her a chance to win their affections. Season seven of Doctor Who starts September 1st on the BBC and BBC America. Hit the jump to see the new episode posters, trailer and mini-adventures.
We’ve got some new images of a few familiar faces from some of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) TV shows. Here they are at a glance:
- Leonard Nimoy is currently shooting a guest spot on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory as the voice of Star Trek’s Spock.
- Jenna-Louise Coleman will join Doctor Who as the doctor’s unnamed companion, replacing Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) when she leaves the series this season.
- The first look at AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the CW’s Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.
Hit the jump for more on each project and to check out the images.