We were delighted to hear that Doctor Who and Matt Smith would be returning to the Tardis for 14 more episodes last week, but our delight was tempered this morning after it was revealed that the 14 freshly commissioned programmes will not be making a up a full series. What’s more it has been confirmed that we will have to wait until 2013 to see some of them.
BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen confirmed that some episodes will still go out in 2012 while others will be aired the following year, potentially as part of a “special run” of anniversary episodes. “Danny Cohen says there won’t be a full series of Doctor Who in 2012, but a special run for the anniversary in 2013,” BBC Merseyside’s Religious Editor Wayne Clarke tweeted yesterday.
BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba later confirmed the news, posting: “The BBC has, of course, commissioned 14 new episodes of Dr Who (hurrah) so looks like some will go in 2012 and remainder in 2013,” report Digital Spy.
“Don’t know how many 2012 eps or what time of year they’ll be broadcast. No further details about what more’s happening in 2013 yet. But it’s the 50th anniversary, so of course there will be some great stuff!”