'Doctor Who' to return on March 30
Are you ready for your weekends to get bigger (on the inside)? BBC America has announced that it will premiere the second half of the current season of the longrunning U.K. time travel Doctor Who on Saturday, March 30. The episodes will be showcased in the network’s “Supernatural Saturday” block of programming alongside Orphan Black — which stars Tatiana Maslany as a woman whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of someone who looks just like her — and a full season of the Chris Hardwick-hosted, comedy-variety talk show, The Nerdist.
As Who fans will be well aware, the new Doctor Who shows will be the first run of episodes to star the Doctor’s new, mysterious companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, who was (sort of) introduced in last year’s Asylum of the Daleks and then (sort of) reintroduced during the special Christmas episode. The upcoming shows have been written by, amongst others, Luther creator Neil Cross, comics legend Neil Gaiman, and Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat.