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The End is Near: BBC America Announces Air Date for "Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One"

Good news for Stateside Doctor Who fans.

BBC America has announced that David Tennant's final two Doctor Who specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One and Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two, will premiere during the holiday season, with the first set to air on BBC America on December 26th at 9 pm ET/PT.

Yes, you read that correctly: it's just a day after the UK broadcast.

Meanwhile, BBC America said that an announcement on an airdate for the final David Tennant special, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two will be issued "very soon." [Update: Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two is set to air during the Christmas holiday season in the UK, although not necessarily on New Year's Eve itself.]

Meanwhile, the third-to-last Tennant special (Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars) will air on BBC America on December 19th, making it possible that the digital cabler will air all three Doctor Who specials within a two week period. (Fingers crossed, anyway.)

The full press release from BBC America as well as a three-minute world premiere clip from Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One can be found below.



DOCTOR WHO FINAL TWO SPECIALS BEGIN DECEMBER 26 ON BBC AMERICA
-Exclusive sneak peeks now available at BBCAmerica.com/DoctorWho-


The finale to the era of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, is one of the most eagerly anticipated adventures in the history of Doctor Who. As previously announced, the next special, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars premieres Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. The final two specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One and Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two, will premiere over the holiday season starting December 26 on BBC AMERICA. Guest stars John Simm, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Lindsay Duncan and Bernard Cribbins join Tennant on his final journey. Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One premieres Saturday December 26, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. The End of Time, Part Two premiere date will be announced very soon.

BBCAmerica.com/DoctorWho has exclusive Doctor Who clips including a sneak peek to The Waters of Mars, which The Times says is “a big-budget, knock-yer-socks-off blockbuster” and the Guardian exclaimed “it's a belter, a watery nightmare - scary, moving, relevant, believable.”

The site also has a new world premiere clip from The End of Time, Part One, with never-before seen footage that will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor.

This slick re-imagination of Doctor Who, created by Russell T Davies (Torchwood, Queer as Folk), puts a fresh spin on the adventures of the iconic Time Lord and his feisty companions - who travel across the universe to protect Earth from dangerous aliens and terrifying monsters. Davies and Tennant are passing the baton to Steven Moffat and actor Matt Smith, who will play the Eleventh Doctor in a new season of the re-imagined series premiering in 2010 on BBC AMERICA.

The BBC will release The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Part One and Part Two on DVD and Blu-ray, Tuesday, February 2, 2010. A 5-disc set, Doctor Who: Specials Collection, which includes The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Part One and Part Two and a 16-page booklet with an introduction written by David Tennant, hits stores the same day.

Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One will air on BBC America on December 26th at 9 pm ET/PT.

Comments

Heatherette said…
Woo hoo! That is EXCELLENT news!
Anonymous said…
That is GREAT news! But what ever happened to "Ashes to Ashes"?
Jace Lacob said…
Anonymous,

That is a mystery that will perhaps never be solved. Sigh.

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