The Summer TV season is upon us. With new shows like Extant, Rush and Tyrant -- among others -- joining the lineup, and returning series like True Blood, Doctor Who, Under the Dome, Defiance and Graceland lined up, TV has plenty to offer us this summer.
The new Doctor Who lands this August! Or so says the new teaser that BBC America has released, giving fans of the series a silhouetted glimpse of Peter Capaldi's Doctor, reminding fans that the seventh season of Doctor Who closed out with a Christmas Special ("The Time of the Doctor"), that saw the exit of the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, and the arrival of the Twelfth Doctor...
It’s been a very busy few days for the folks over at BBC America. The network has made announcements regarding two of its biggest properties in the past 24 hours. Namely, that a new clone of Tatiana Maslany was set to arrive to Orphan Black, and the addition of a new baddie to wibble-wobble through time and space on Doctor Who alongside new Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Exciting news, Whovians! Turns out the TARDIS will be built for three in its upcoming eighth season, as actor Samuel Anderson (he of The History Boys and Gavin & Stacey fame) has been tapped to join the cast of Doctor Who. Is this a new companion for the Doctor? A potential love interest for Clara Oswald? So many questions!
Doctor Who's former companion Amy Pond (also known as Karen Gillian) is set to star in Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek's new series Selfie. A modern take on the classic My Fair Lady trope, the comedy is being produced for ABC. Julie Anne Robinson will direct.
Hold onto your TARDIS, Whovians, because the era of Twelve not only has a face, but a brand new get-up to usher in the latest iteration of the man behind BBC’s iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The upcoming eighth season of the series will be fronted by Peter Capaldi in a grown-up, no frills punk-esque fashion, if the new image of his costume has any say on the matter. There's a lot more going on outside of those stern eyes and ill-colored kidneys.
Though stateside the premiere is still a few days out, the BBC’s Sherlock is set to close out its third season on Sunday across the pond. But that doesn’t mean the wheels haven’t been turning for a confirmed fourth and hypothetical fifth season of the international megahit. In fact, the series’ showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that stories have been set for both seasons. Rejoice, nerds of the world: your favorite hyper-brilliant misanthrope has been given an extended gameplan.
Suited up in Matt Smith’s finest, Peter Capaldi took to the stages of the BBC in Cardiff on Tuesday to begin filming the eighth season (or series for all you Brits out there) of Doctor Who. And it's quite exciting! Because time waits for no man — not even a Time Lord — plus, oh yeah: there’s a show to create. It is finally, officially, the era of the Twelfth Doctor.
It’s so hard to let go of the past, especially when it’s happening in the present (oh that timey-wimey business). Fortunately, Doctor Who fans needn’t look too far to soothe their raw souls at the exit of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, as a deleted scene from "The Time of The Doctor" has been released. It’s a Christmas miracle on Boxing Day! Prepare yourselves accordingly with a couple extra Jammy Dodgers for the eating of feelings.
What a bittersweet Christmas. The holiday send-off for Matt Smith was both a reflection on his time — the fondest of farewells for one of the most beloved Doctors — and a rule-breaking send-off into a whole new world of Doctor Who. With a new face and a few ill-colored kidneys, Peter Capaldi capped off an episode that said goodbye to the old Who the way we all come into the world: naked and screaming. We're going to miss you Matt, but wow — what a road set out ahead of us.
When it comes to television, no show is more obsessed with rules and order than BBC’s iconic space-and-time traveling series, Doctor Who. The humanoid Timelord alien cheats death every so often thanks to a process called regeneration. But like all things that outlive the rules that govern them, sometimes things have to change, and for Doctor Who, we are upon its hour of justification: because there’s a new Doctor coming to town during the Christmas Special, “The Time of The Doctor,” but that shouldn’t be possible.
'Twas "The Time of The Doctor," and all through the house, not a Whovian was stirring — not even a mouse! Sonic screwdrivers were placed in the stockings with care, in hopes that Peter Capaldi soon would be there. And in this extended trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, Matt Smith's impending regeneration is the ominous highlight, pointing to yet another game-changing episode of the beloved BBC sci-fi series. If there's coal to be had, it will be found only in the hearts of those unaffected by the changing of the Time Lord guard.
If you’re a tween somewhere on Tumblr, you’ve probably already seen (and died over) the Sherlock and Doctor Who mash-up video currently sweeping the Internet. But if you’re a normal like some of us purport to be, allow us to introduce you to Wholock: what may be one of the most shockingly well done combinations of the world’s favorite British television exports. It’s good. So good, in fact, it has managed to do the impossible and convince us that, OK, fine: maybe a crossover episode of the two Steven Moffatt series is terribly necessary.
The time has come, the walrus said — to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax — of regenerations and things. Alright so maybe that last part is a rewrite, but still: "The Time of The Doctor" is upon us this Christmas, and 2013's holiday special of the BBC icon Doctor Who promises to usher in the latest iteration of the timey-wimey traveling lord of time with a... folklore-ish children's poem?
It’s that time of year again! TV doesn’t exactly grind to a halt during the holidays, as some networks fill their primetime hours with holiday programming, but most of our favorite TV dramas and comedies will be going on hiatus for the next few weeks, if not longer. Lest you think that means you actually have to step away from the television, rest assured, this is actually a great time of year to watch those shows you’ve been meaning to check out, or lose yourself in a nostalgic binge-watch.