Yes, following the success of Doctor Who 2005 in Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has announced that they will be partnering the BBC again for the next series to be screened in 2006.
The Executive Director Programming at CBC Television Slawko Klymkiw is quoted as saying:
“It is great being part of such an innovative project with BBC. We’ve enjoyed great success with the first season of Doctor Who and are looking forward to season two with great relish.”
Kasterborous stalwart Brian A. Terranova is from Philadelphia in the USA. Here are his views on the CBC news:
When hearing the news that there would be a second even a third new series of the New Doctor Who, I was ecstatic. But then I remembered that my home, America, still isnâ€™t airing season One.
However Canada has just been given the go ahead for season 2 and the Christmas Special, so there is still hope – perhaps someone here in charge of a good TV station will say, “look at that, they all like it, letâ€™s have some fun too.”
But this news has itâ€™s ups and downs; one is that I will have to find creative ways to view the show if it doesnâ€™t get aired over here, but since Canada is getting the show, eventually it will be released on brand new shiny DVDâ€™s and I will of course do my bit to make sure the sales keep at a respectable level.
But will I and many other Americanâ€™s get to feel the joy of watching this show new on our TV screens as a hit of the week? Come on America why not take the chance? Great Britain did and look where it has gotten them two more years and a new following, what are you waiting for? The second British Invasion? One day I hope to see a lot of people in the US running around their back yards yelling EX-TER-MI-NATE!
Variety.com report that BBC Worldwides music publishing interests have been picked up by BMG Music Publishing. Named shows include “The Tweenies” and “Walking with Dinosaurs” – no mention of Doctor Who.
Finally, as reported in this months Celestial Toyroom from DWAS, Doctor Who is on tour in Australia & New Zealand!
ABC carry a feature on the tour, which involves Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, Sixth Doctor Colin Baker and companion to the Third Doctor (as Jo Grant), Katy Manning.