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David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in Hamlet Hits PBS Tonight

David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in HamletIf you missed seeing it on stage, now you can catch it on PBS in the US tonight. David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet

David Tennant plays Hamlet and Patrick Stewart is Claudius star in this production of Hamlet which is airing tonight (Wednesday, 28 April 2010) across PBS stations in the US on the Great Performances series at 8pm (check your local listing for dates and times). In the New York area, that means WNET, channel 13 tonight and on WLIW, channel 21 on Sunday, 2 May 2010.

Fox Torches Torchwood

TorchwoodAccording 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."

The Beast Below Comes to BBC America This Saturday

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:

Doctor Who Premiere is the Highest Rated Telecast Ever on BBC America!

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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).

Paul Cornell's New Pulse Pilot - An Exciting New Horror Drama

Paul CornellWriter of some of the best Doctor Who stories in recent years and long time friend of Doctor Who: Podshock, Paul Cornell has written a pilot for a possible new series on BBC3, Pulse.

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.

BBC America Clip from Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour (SPOILERS) (video)

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):

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A First Look: Sneak Peek of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour

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:

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You can also purchase a season pass for the new series:

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What a difference BBC America makes!

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Doctor Who is on a billboard, on the sides of buses, and there are screenings in major cities throughout the country, featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and executive producer Steven Moffat. What country is this? It's got to be the UK, right?

WRONG!!!! It's the United States of America!

So what's changed? When the show was relaunched in 2005, and when David Tennant became the Doctor there was nothing. Well, that was when the show was on Sci-Fi. Now it's on BBC America, the show's natural home, and these people just get it! They know that the show can be a huge success - it's already the #1 show on the channel, and want the show to be even bigger!

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Matt Smith on Jonathan Ross

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.

David Tennant's American TV Project Stalled?

David TennantAccording 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.

Also see: David Tennant to Star in American TV Pilot

Source: Exclusive: 'Rex Is Not Your Lawyer' DOA at NBC? - EW.com

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