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BBC Sets March 30th For Doctor Who’s Return

The BBC has announced that Doctor Who will return starting Easter weekend, with the first of eight new episodes airing on Saturday, March 30th. The announcement from the mothership doesn’t mention BBC America, but based on recent practice, it’s likely we’ll see the show airing in the U.S. on a same-day basis. (UPDATE: It’s official: BBC America WILL be showing the episode that same night, followed by the new series Orphan Black and… yes… The Nerdist!!!!)


The first of the new episodes was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Colm McCarthy, with episodes written by Mark Gatiss and Neil Gaiman to come. And, of course, the Doctor is being accompanied by new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

So, you’ll be watching.

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  1. Leigh says:

    When will it be shown in Australia? We are suffering withdrawal………

  2. Devisation says:

    I hope Stephen Moffat lifts his game because there are some Dr Who fans who want more science in the plot and less magic!

  3. Dean says:

    right on my birthday. well, thank you BBC America! that was very nice of you 🙂

  4. whovian from whoville says:

    3ToF… U R funny! I like you. Triple woot for you! And yes, can’t hardly wait. Wonder if we’ll get “easter eggs” in the show?

  5. Abby says:

    I noticed the change of “uniform” for the Doctor.

  6. YES!!!! I also liked the Christmas opener.

    I really like Matt’s new look for the Doctor. It’s a bit of a throw back to previous Doctors. Very cool!

  7. Three Toes of Fury says:


    Wooooot I say!

    cannnnnnt wait to see the new dynamic of the show.
    Just look at that pic above!?!…tardis destination controlls are set to “adorable”.

    Peace .n. Time and Relative Dimention In Snausages


  8. Your mothers lover says:

    Never a better time to have a Tardis. Come on March 30th you’re taking forever! Hurry up and get here!

  9. Rachel says:

    A new DW and and Season premier of Game of Thrones over the same weekend!! Nerd heaven here I come.

  10. Sarina says:

    Agreed! That intro was pretty epic. I am so flippin excited!

  11. I hope they keep the intro from the Christmas Special. That was kinda bad ass.