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Doctor Who Season 6 Part 2 To Air In The US First?!

As part of this past weekends San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Doctor Who Season 6 would return to US screens on August 27th which it would seem is before the show returns in the UK!

Whilst the BBC have yet to confirm the UK release date of the final half of the sixth season, they have said on previous occasions that it will return in the Autumn (Possibly September) and if this is so it could mean that as with the recent return of Torchwood, UK viewers have been left out in the cold.

So what could prompt this extra ordinary move? Well in this writers opinion this has likely happened due to the fact that in the US the series is aired on BBC America and unlike the schedule of its UK counterpart, it has less original programming to show and therefore more gaps to fill.

Either way this news will come as a shock to UK fans, many of whom are still feeling upset about the fact that a similar scheduling issue occurred with the new series of Torchwood. But in the meantime Whovians can temper their anger somewhat by having a look at the new Season 6 Part 2 trailer that debuted at Comic-Con (Click play below to watch). 

Update: It has now been confirmed by the BBC that Doctor Who will return on the same day as the US series airs, Saturday 27th August. The UK version will by starting at 7:10pm, the BBC has not yet commented why it took them as long as it did to announce this news. 

So what do you think of the US getting Doctor Who first? Add your thoughts in the comments below!



  1. JaHawk2009 says:

    This will never happen. The BBC are not that unintelligent…

    I sincerely hope not, at least!

  2. combom says:

    bbc usa arent allowed to, its for uk showing 1st (technically uk license payers paid for it to be made, it would close the bbc down!) ok reason for a post – but no way m8!

  3. combom says:

    ps – no it doesnt shock me that a site posts this, but if you apply thought…

  4. Stuart says:

    @combom If you check here:
    and here:
    and here:

    So if you piece together the evidence as it stands, which we did, then you will arrive at a similar conclusion. And yes it could be likely that the BBC may decide to screen it earlier in the same evening on UK TV but as we said in the piece as yet the BBC have not said a thing.

    It is also worth noting that the BBC originally said that Doctor Who would return in the Autumn of 2011 and last I checked August is not considered to be the Autumn. When the BBC give a date we will of course cover that and if we are wrong then so be it.

  5. Jack says:

    Stuart you made Combom pissed 🙂 and at the end, whe all have to wait if the BBC is helping to bring The Doctor to the USA with some extra viewers as they choose to do with Torchwood.

  6. Stuart says:

    He, like us, has a right to his opinion and if he looks at the evidence above he will see where we came up with the point we made. In regards to his point about Torchwood, Miracle Day did have some BBC input as it was co-produced with BBC Worldwide (The commercial arm of the BBC) and Starz Media, the latter of whom it is thought put in a large amount of the money.

  7. Alex says:

    Why are we getting so worked up about this? I know it’s kind of odd that the US date has been announced before the UK date, but that said we still don’t know exactly when it’ll air on BBC One. For all we know it could be the same day for all we know. Or even before (unlikely, but it’s just as baseless as assuming it’ll air after the US)

  8. darren says:

    this is terrible, it is a british tv show. If the bbc do that i will sue them. We already had Torchwood last and i dont want Doctor Who to be last.

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