DOCTOR WHO gets U.S. airdate: April 17

Gillan and Smith filming

Great news for us here in the States: Series 5 of DOCTOR WHO will be shown on BBC America April 17, which is just two weeks after it begins airing in the UK (April 3) on BBC One. The Matt Smith and Karen Gillan 11th Doctor/Amy era will kick off with a hourlong episode called “The Eleventh Hour,” so look for a 90-minute broadcast here to allow for commercials.

Believe it or not, I was so excited about this information that I thought I had already posted about it! But at least I did post about the trailer for Series 5. Anybody who doesn’t get BBC America has just over a month to convince their cable companies to carry the channel.

ETA: Some new episode titles have been confirmed thanks to Doctor Who Magazine:
4. “The Time of Angels”
5. “Flesh & Stone”
6. “Vampires in Venice”