Steven Moffat recently chatted with The Daily Beast, where he quickly denied that there was any problem, something that will hopefully put fans minds at rest.
“Absolute nonsense. First of all, we are airing in 2012. The only thing that’s happening is that we’re moving a bit later…There’s lots of reasons for that that will become clear quite soon…It is certainly not a reduced episode count…You’re not going to reduce a show like this. The opposite is going to happen, in fact.”
This year has seen a departure in how Doctor Who is delivered to viewers. For the first time ever, the series has been split in two so that Doctor Who will never be more than three months away from our screens. There’s also been a much heavier story arc running through the show than ever before, something that we may see less of next year:
“This is the most arc-intensive we’ve ever been and I’m throwing the lever the other way next year.”
For more of Steven’s thoughts on TARDIS dynamics amongst the crew and what exactly makes the perfect Doctor Who episode, do take the time to read the full interview.