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'Doctor Who' Seasons 8 and 9 to Air Uninterrupted

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in Doctor Who

'Doctor Who' fans won't need to time travel in a TARDIS to see the upcoming eighth season of the British sci-fi series all at once. (Though if you have a time-travel machine and still want to use it, by all means! Also, can I come?)

But yes, it looks like there will be no interruption for Peter Capaldi's first season as the Doctor. According to Doctor Who Magazine (quotes via Digital Spy), executive producer Steven Moffat confirmed there will be no season-eight split.

"We're not going to do splits [in series eight], and the same format will repeat exactly the following year like that — so it will be the traditional form," Moffat remarked. No interruptions between fans and their new Time Lord? Sounds like music to any Whovians ears!

Those familiar with Matt Smith's last season on the show know that it was split with Jenna Coleman joining the series as the Doctor's new companion in the second half. So being able to watch an entire season with no such gap will be a welcomed and deserved treat.

In other awesome Moffat-related news, the writer and co-creator of 'Sherlock' announced earlier this week that he and Mark Gatiss have already plotted out the fourth and fifth seasons of the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman series, making a renewal basically guaranteed for years to come.

You're on a roll with the good news, Moffat. Let's keep it coming!

- Peter Capaldi
- Steven Moffat
- Doctor Who
- BBC America

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Jan 11th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Images courtesy of BBC America


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Message Posted On Jan 11th, 2014, 6:29 pm

It was annoying beyond belief thankfully it seems to be over now.


Message Posted On Jan 11th, 2014, 12:38 pm
Splitting programs is a retarded American idea. Thank christ it's been binned. It is just a good way to lose viewers.
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