Doctor Who Premiere Time Unveiled

by Erik Amaya

 

Time is so important to Doctor Who, but the actual time of its October 7th premiere has been a mystery until now.

Entertainment Weekly reports the 11th Season of the revived program will debut on BBC America at 1:45pm Eastern on Sunday, October 7th. That time might seem odd to American viewers, but in the United Kingdom, start times set at fifteen minutes before the hour are not unusual. And as BBC America intends to simulcast new episodes with BBC One, early afternoon start times (or late morning depending on your US timezone) will be the norm. They may also shift around a bit as the BBC plays a little looser with scheduling than American broadcasters.

The cable channel will also rebroadcast new episodes in the evenings in a regular timeslot.

In the debut episode, “The Woman Who Fell To Earth,” the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) wakes up from post-regeneration trauma in a South Yorkshire city. Which means Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Wash) are about to have their lives changed forever. Is the Doctor connected to the strange goings on in town? And can this group of disparate humans trust her? Also, where is that blue box that got her into this mess in the first place?

Doctor Who debuts October 7th on BBC America.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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