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Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

More Episodes to Follow in 2013!

Doctor Who chief Steven Moffat and a Dalek.With the new companion on board and the Pond’s practically out the door more details have emerged about what shape series seven will take.

As previously reported in June series seven will be divided across the Autumn/Christmas period leading into 2013.

Now its been confirmed by @bbcdoctorwho that six episodes will air in 2012 leading up to the Christmas special where the beautiful Miss Jenna-Louis Coleman will make her Doctor Who debut followed at some point in 2013 by eight more episodes.

However that’s not all. Speaking to the Radio Times (via Io9) Steven Moffat confirmed they’ll be even more episodes in 2013 as the 50th Anniversary celebrations begin:

“Oh, there’ll be more episodes than just those eight, but these are the ones we’re making right now.”

We’ve already been promised that 2013 will be the year to be a Doctor Who fan, so what goodies are we expecting from this extra episodes? Will they be traditional 45 minute episodes? How many will there be? How about a feature length episode featuring many, if not most of the old Doctors? Maybe that ones just me…

Ideas, thoughts, musing below people.



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to More Episodes to Follow in 2013!

  1. avatar Charles Norton says:

    How about a twenty-part series in 2013? If you take the eight episodes already being worked on and add that to another traditional batch of thirteen, that gives you a twenty-part series (plus a Christmas special). Maybe this is the extra-special something that the production team have been teasing about for 2013. It would be the longest Doctor Who series for a very long time. Of course, in order to make that possible, it does mean that this year we have to get the shortest ever run of Doctor Who.

  2. avatar Bob James says:

    I think a six episode run this year is just more in keeping with what most UK series consist of. Most of them usually run 4-6 episodes (or 3, in the case of Sherlock) a season, or series, and Doctor Who, at 13 episodes a year, did seem to be a bit of an anomaly nowadays. The fact that we’re getting 8, and now as it has been revealed more, in 2013, is going to be something special. I personally can’t wait, but of course, we’ll all have to.

  3. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    You know what? I’ll bet this is their sneaky way of eliminating that annoying year where there’s just a few specials. Spreading things out like this. I know that’s not the main reason but a good side effect. The remaining 7 episodes in the spring of ’13, the big anniversary celebration in the fall with who knows what and then series 8 in 2014. We’ll look back and see that we’d only had one series for all of 2012 and 13 and not mind as much, the Beeb saves money and the show gets its continued lease on life. Smith gets a bit of time off, gets to do other things and maybe stays an extra year or so.

  4. avatar Shoppy says:

    The 6th episode in 2013 (Hider In The House?) will be the 100th of the new series, which means by the end of S7, Moffat will have 18 eps to go to equal RTD’s 60.

    Now with the format change to facilitate Autumn/Spring broadcast, plus Moffat’s statement that it will be the longest production run in the history of Doctor Who, I fully expect that whatever shape the anniversary celebrations take, Moffat will have equalled Davies’ 60 episodes by mid 2014. Maybe a split series in 2013/14 with anniversary specials in the middle, or a full series in Autumn 2013 leading into an anniversary special and a few specials for Moff to bow out in Spring 2014.

    Either way, my money is on Series 9 starrting August Bank Holiday 2014 with a new showrunner and Doctor ……. hopefully Toby Whithouse and Damien Molony :)

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