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'Doctor Who' Series 8 Scheduled for Fall 2014

Peter Capaldi

Count this as slightly disappointing, if totally predictable news: 'Doctor Who' series 8 won't premiere until next fall. 

The long-running sci-fi series has been staggering its seasons in recent years, with massive gaps (some as long as nine months) separating episodes. The show's seventh series finished up its run back in May, and as it turns out, the eighth might not start until next fall -- well over a year after that. 

According to the Media Guardian, we've got a while to wait for series 8: "It will not return next year until the autumn, giving it plenty of time to recharge batteries."

Of course, that's not counting the upcoming 50th anniversary special (November 23) or the annual Christmas special (December 25) airing later this year, but that's still quite a gap -- especially considering the fact that this year's Christmas special will be leaving the show with a brand new star, as Matt Smith steps down from the titular role and is replaced with Peter Capaldi. 

Fans only had to wait four months after the regenerations of the Tenth (David Tennant) and Eleventh (Smith) Doctors to see them in action, but the Twelfth will have to wait around nine months after his first appearance for his first proper adventure.

What do you think? Are you willing to wait that long, or will you be picketing the BBC until they speed things up? 

'Doctor Who' will return with its 50th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 23 worldwide. 


- Peter Capaldi
- Doctor Who (2005)
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Written by: mcpherson
Sep 3rd, 2013, 12:25 pm

Images courtesy of BBC One

me so H..ungry

Message Posted On Sep 9th, 2013, 5:02 am
I still haven't properly gotten used to the 11th doctor, matt was alright though, i kinda want them to change river too.

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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 5:36 am

I will be picketing the BBC until they speed things up.

this is just pethetic that we have to wait over a year to see the first episode.

they should have been filming this all 2013 summer to keep there loyal fans Happy.

if they think specials are gonna keep us happy untill fall of 2014 they are very very saddly WRONG

the BBC just plainly Sucks.

Never have we had to wait so damn long just so we can watch 10 episodes.

Come 2014 everyone will be saying Doctor Who ? whats that!!! 

Please Everone picket the BBC until they speed things up!!!

Please Everone picket the BBC until they speed things up!!!

Please Everone picket the BBC until they speed things up!!!


Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 11:41 pm
More importantly IMO, is the series going to be split into 2 blocks over 2 years again, or are we gonna get a full 13 at once?

Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 5:47 am
"...or will you be picketing the BBC until they speed things up? " No, I have a life beyond television.

Message Posted On Sep 3rd, 2013, 1:37 pm
I'm still waiting BBC's Sherlock

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Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Sep 3rd, 2013, 12:28 pm

Do you mean fall of 2014?

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