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The Next Doctor will be airing on BBC America around June 27th -
In a turnabout from a previous arrangement, BBC America now has first US broadcast rights for the soon-to-be-aired hour-long specials of Doctor Who, Variety reported today.

The Next Doctor, the show's 2008 Christmas episode, will make its US debut at 9:00 p.m. on June 27, followed by Planet of the Dead in July (date TBA). Specific US air dates will be determined for the subsequent specials after they've aired in the UK.

BBC America - which has to bid for British shows just like any other American broadcaster - will continue its first run deal on Torchwood, airing that show's third season in July.

Other science fiction shows debuting on the network this summer include Being Human (starting July 25) and Survivors, starring Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman (date TBA). The third season of ITV's dinosaur time romp Primeval is currently airing on the network.

Current BBC America president Garth Ancier says that's the network should always have had Doctor Who. "If I'd been here [when the original deal was made]," Ancier said, "we wouldn't have sold it, to be quite honest." For the last four years, the Sci Fi Channel has held first rights, with BBC America holding second rights.

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So good news for US fans as long as you have BBC America.

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posted by [personal profile] lupislune at 06:27pm on 28/05/2009
Perhaps this will be my chance to finally start watching Torchwood and Dr Who.

I've just recently got myself into the BBC America channel, probably due to the Top Gear show that I caught one night and have since become accustomed to tuning into on Monday nights. I must admit, though, there are some really bizarre shows on that network.
eumelkeks: (woot?)
posted by [personal profile] eumelkeks at 09:10pm on 28/05/2009
Why is America so behind everything?
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posted by [personal profile] taperoo2k at 09:15pm on 28/05/2009
Because they are stuck in a time rift that is slightly out of synch with the rest of the world and Captain Jack is having too much fun with Ianto in Wales to break/hump it open.

Or American TV execs are really dumb when it comes to shows that are not made in America i.e. Life Mars awesome British show.... What do the americans do ? Remake into a shit version that misses the point completey.
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posted by [personal profile] taperoo2k at 09:18pm on 28/05/2009
Correction - Life on Mars Awesome British Show.
eumelkeks: (bollocks)
posted by [personal profile] eumelkeks at 09:34pm on 28/05/2009
Not only LoM but also STATE OF PLAY. The Simm must hate America. *lol*

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