The sci-fi classic has traditionally been part of Saturday evening television, with the exception of its specials, and this marks the first time the series has changed time-slot since it was revived in 2005.
The much-anticipated new season of Doctor Who finally has a premiere date.
Jodie Whittaker " s first series at the helm of the TARDIS will kick off on BBC One on Sunday 7 October, with the move show's to the end of the week being billed as a "new era" for "Doctor Who'. But fret not, if you happen to miss the first airing, BBC America will re-air the episode in a special encore during its regular, prime-time spot. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits).
While a specific airtime has yet to be revealed, the news comes after Peter Capaldi, who played twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord, suggested that the Saturday night slot could have been to blame for dips in ratings. "We've got 10 standalone stories", Chibnall said last month at San Diego Comic-Con.
Doctor Who returns Sunday, Oct. 7 on BBC America. It's an appropriate title given that in the latest Season 11 promo (and this GIF), Thirteen looks to be catching her breath after literally falling to the ground. As the first woman to play the Doctor, she has spoken about what the role means to her.
"It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be".
We're right on the cusp of a brand new age for Doctor Who. Finally, the BBC has come out with the season 11 premiere date for the USA and the United Kingdom, and happily, it's not too far away.