Matt Smith Comes to America

Administrator - Posted on 10 August 2009

Matt Smith and Karen GilanBBC America announces the U.S. premiere of Doctor Who featuring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. 

On the heels of returning from San Diego Comic Con where BBC America saw a strong reception to its Doctor Who programming and panels (including appearing in person, David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies), and with the strong ratings that the recent airing of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead brought in, BBC America has announced the acquisition of 13 episodes of the new upcoming Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor series. The new series shot in HD will be shown on BBC America shortly after the UK in the second quarter of 2010.

Steven Moffat is the lead writer and executive producer with Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

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Kalico's picture

Now we just have to hope we don't have to wait six months after the UK to see the series

Oh well.. it's still really good news..

Louis Trapani's picture

Since BBC has announced it for the 2nd quarter of 2010, it really should not be no more than 3 months after the UK transmission at most (assuming the UK transmissions will start in April). Though I suspect it will be less than that.


Troy Baker's picture

The BBC America website has a time frame of 'spring 2010' for the airing of the 5th season.

The date they have is on the page with the time-line.


Since the series usually premires around Easter we can assume that it will be starting around the same time - hopefully, We can also assume the appearances will follow suit with the 4th season - 4 to 5 weeks after airing in the UK. But since the US airings are on BBC America instead of Sci-Fi (now Syfy Tongue out) they may do the airings earlier - I hope, I hope, I hope!

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