If you’re in the US, make sure you’re watching your TV tomorrow morning (or, if you have to go to work, DVR-ing your TV tomorrow morning), as Doctor Who will be a featured item on NBC’s The Today Show!
For readers in the UK who have never seen The Today Show, it’s sort of like BBC Breakfast for Americans, delivering the morning news in its first couple of hours, and gradually turning into a magazine-talk-show about shopping and fashion as the audience departs for work and it’s mostly just the stay-at-home mothers left watching.
Between 8 and 9 AM Eastern/Pacific, an hour that sort of hangs in limbo between the two major halves of the show, Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira will share her recent trip to Cardiff visiting the Doctor Who set where she spoke with Matt Smith and Alex Kingston and even shot a cameo appearance for a future episode (very likely A Good Man Goes to War or the following Episode 8, as Kingston was present)! It’s impossible to determine specifically what time this segment will air; it all depends on what news NBC has to report tomorrow, but as stated at the beginning of this paragraph, it’ll be on sometime between 8 and 9.
This is quite possibly the biggest recognition Doctor Who has received from any of the four major US networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX) since the series’ return six years ago, even bigger than its repeated appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS… if you consider yourself a Whovian and you live in one of the fifty states, make sure you’re watching!
Doctor Who arrives at the much-anticipated Neil Gaiman story The Doctor’s Wife this Saturday at 6:30 PM on BBC One, 9/8c on BBC America, and 8/7c on Space.