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'Doctor Who' 50th anniversay special to be simulcast in 75 countries

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Couches of the world, prepare for young Doctor Who fans around the globe to hide behind you next month — all at the same time. The BBC announced today that on Nov. 23 it will simulcast the beloved science fiction show’s special 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” in at least 75 countries, including the U.S., where it will be shown on BBC America. Meanwhile, details of 3-D screenings in select cinemas here will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Doctor has always been a time traveler — now he’s traveling time zones,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement. “On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth — everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!’”

“The Day of the Doctor” stars current TARDIS-dwellers Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman together with previous occupants David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as sci-fi icon John Hurt.