Doctor Who returns for a run of seven episodes towards the end of April and BBC America have a couple of specials to get you up to speed and also give a sneak-peek of what to expect. Here’s the rundown of what’s airing later in the month:
DOCTOR WHO SEASON 6 – U.S. PREMIERE
Doctor Who is coming to America in a spectacular two-part season premiere on BBC AMERICA. The mysterious time traveler, the Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office in 1969. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks about this two-parter penned by ‘Who supremo’ Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and featuring guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica). Also set to return this season, Alex Kingston (ER, FlashForward), as the irrepressible River Song. Part One of the Doctor Who premiere event, “The Impossible Astronaut,” airs Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 PM. Part Two, “Day of the Moon,” airs Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 PM.
DOCTOR WHO REWIND
Countdown to the premiere of season six of Doctor Who with a special look back at all the best places, people and moments from season five. This hour-long special recaps the key happenings from season five and prepares viewers for the highly-anticipated premiere of season six. Doctor Who Rewind premieres Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 PM.
DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA
BBC AMERICA takes you behind the scenes of Doctor Who‘s dramatic sixth season in this all-new special. Go inside the most highly-anticipated season of Doctor Who yet, with an exclusive look at the making of the season that will leave everyone talking. Doctor Who in America premieres Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 PM.