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According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter today, it reports that BBC Worldwide has in a statement said, "BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks."
Be sure to catch the next episode of Doctor Who on BBC America this Saturday night at 9/8c. In the episode titled "The Beast Below," The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds all of Britain on a giant spaceship:
BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below).
Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).|
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).|
|•||In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.|
|•||The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).|
The 60-minute pilot scheduled for this spring on BBC3 is a medical horror drama set in one of the UK's top teaching hospitals, St Timothy's. It is home of the country's most promising trainee doctors, but beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences.
It stars Claire Foy as Hannah Carter whose mother was a consultant at the hospital before she died suddenly a year prior. Taking a year off teetering on the edge with grief, she's back to resume her training. Hannah remains fragile, so when she starts glimpsing strange events in the hospital and unsettling behavior from her ex-boyfriend and star surgeon Nick played by Stephen Campbell Moore, she's unsure what to believe.
Hannah puts her sanity on the line, ignoring the pleas around her to uncover the truth of the hospital.
There is only one more week until the new season of Doctor Who starts on BBC America , Saturday, April 17th at 9/8c. Check out a new clip from the premiere (contains possible SPOILERS):
The Doctor Meets Amy
Check out BBC America’s sneak peek of Doctor Who – Now Available on iTunes! Don’t miss an exclusive 9-minute sneak peek from the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith, now in HD for the first time. The premiere countdown is on – don’t miss the full episode with exclusive Inside Looks that you won’t see anywhere else – Saturday, April 17th at 9pm/8c only on BBC America (in the US).
The 9 minute preview is FREE available on iTunes:
You can also purchase a season pass for the new series:
The 11th Doctor Matt Smith made an appearance on the late night "Jonathan Ross" Show, Showing his new Sonic Screwdriver among things. He alaso tried to give a Discription of the interior of the Tardis with out giving anything away. See Clip below
Also Two clips are a vailable through DWO. The First is an Small exerpt from "The Vampires of Venice" and the other is the new Amy Pond Extended Trailer. follow the link for Details.
According to a recent blog post on the Entertainment Weekly (EW) website, NBC may be putting the new series starring David Tennant, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer on hold.
We originally reported that the series had been green lighted in November. According to the piece in EW, it was to possibly fill the holes left by Jay Leno's 10pm slot this spring, but now, "the sets are coming down this week" for it according to an EW source.
It stated that NBC declined to comment, but states that the series will remain for consideration for the autumn television schedule line up.
Source: Exclusive: 'Rex Is Not Your Lawyer' DOA at NBC? - EW.com
The BBC is seeking a new producer to head up series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures according to an article today on ATV Network. It states that shooting is due to start in March and that the BBC will produce 12 episodes starring Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith.
This comes on the heels of yesterday's report in The Hollywood Reporter that The Sarah Jane Adventures creator and producer, Russell T Davies is spearheading a US version of Torchwood with Fox. We can assume the reason the BBC is seeking a new producer for CBBC spin-off of Doctor Who is due to the fact that Russell T Davies is in the US and if reports are correct, may be busy with the US Torchwood project.
According to a Hollywood Reporter article, there may be a new US version of Torchwood coming to Fox. Series creator and producer Russell T Davies along with producer Julie Gardner are to be spearheading the project with executive VP of programming and production at BBC Worldwide Productions, Jane Tranter.
The article suggests that some of the original cast may be onboard the project as well, mainly John Barrowman.
Ring in the new year with the Doctor! BBC America will be marathoning Doctor Who episodes starring David Tennant as the Doctor starting at midnight, New Year's Day through January 2nd with the conclusion of David Tennant's last special, The End of Time, Part 2.
It all starts at the stroke of midnight, January 1, 2010 with The Christmas Invasion, David Tennant's first full story as the Doctor after regenerating from the 9th Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston (from Christmas 2005). Each hour after that brings a new episode. 1am - New Earth, 2am - Tooth and Claw, etc.
This year's EA British Academy Children's Awards honours Bernard Cribbins. Many will know him for his reoccurring role of Wilf, Donna's granddad currently in Doctor Who (and is set to return for the upcoming specials The End of Time), though his association with Doctor Who goes back to the 1966 feature film, Daleks: Invasion of Earth 2150 AD with Peter Cushing, he can also be heard in a radio version with Paul McGann, and was in the running to succeed Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.
David Tennant, best known to Doctor Who viewers as the current and tenth Doctor in the long running BBC British series has been cast as the title character in an hour-long pilot for NBC in the US called, "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer."
Having already completed his work playing the lead role as The Doctor in Doctor Who since 2005 after Christopher Eccleston, with his remaining three stories being shown later this year as specials (starting with Waters of Mars on the 15th of this month on BBC), Tennant has already been seen doing American television as the new host for Masterpiece Contemporary (formerly Masterpiece Theater) for PBS.
The new K9 - The Series being produced in Australia by Park Entertainment is currently in post production. The 26 half hour series one of the show will be marketed at MIPCOM, an industry content trade show held from the 5th to 9th of October 2009 in Cannes.
See below for the latest promotional trailer featuring the metamorphosed K9 for this new series.
Originally created for the 1970s Doctor Who series by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, K9 has long been an iconic television character. Now a new adventure series featuring everyone's favourite robot dog in a brand new 21st Century design! K9 is a children's scifi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense X-Files meets Men in Black with a zany dash of Ghostbusters.
Will the 2010 series of Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor be starting earlier than we originally expected? Traditionally, each new series of Doctor Who has debuted in the spring (March or April) since the series returned in 2005.
BBC News published a video of Richard Curtis on writing for Doctor Who today (see here). Under the video on the page, it includes the following in regards to Curtis' episode he is writing:
Filming is due to start in November and the episode is likely to be shown in February.
The latest issue of Doctor Who Monthly magazine has published the transmission dates for the 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures according to a recent post on sarahjane.tv.
Breaking away from the usual one episode per week format, series 3 is to present two episodes each week. Adopting a Thursday and Friday schedule, the first episode debuts on Thursday, the 15th of October, followed by the second episode on Friday, the 16th of October. It continues on with an episode each Thursday and Friday until the close of the series on Friday, the 20th of November.
NBC Universal's SCI FI On Demand is coming to Ziggo in the Netherlands reports WorldScreen.com. It will offer Doctor Who and Torchwood among other hit series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation.
With 58 percent digital TV penetration or 4.2 million Dutch households, NBCU is looking to other platforms to extend their reach with on-demand services in the region.
BBC 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.