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'Doctor Who' Season 12 Gets a Premiere Date & New Trailer!

The 12th season of the hit series Doctor Who is on the way and BBC America just revealed the premiere date!

The beloved sci-fi series will return on Wednesday, January 1 at 8/7c with a two-part episode. The series then moves to its regular time slot on Sunday, January 5 at 8/7c.

Jodie Whittaker is back for her second season on the show. She is Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor! Some of the guest starts this season include Goran Visnjic and Stephen Fry.

Fathom Events will be hosting screenings of the season premiere and the second episode in movie theaters nationwide on January 5.

“What better way to ring in a new decade than with our favorite Time Lord?” said Courtney Thomasma, BBC America’s executive director. “BBC America is excited to kick off the new year with new Who, including a thrilling New Year’s Day premiere followed by new episodes every Sunday this winter. Last year, thousands of Whovians packed Madison Square Garden to celebrate Jodie Whittaker’s landmark debut as the first female Doctor. This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring that unique experience to fans all across the country, as Doctor Who embodies the idea of space for all. Let the New Year’s countdown begin!”

'Doctor Who' Releases Official Trailer for 'Resolution' New Year's Special - Watch!

BBC America just released the official trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who New Year’s special “Resolution,” which you can watch right here!

The special airs on Tuesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jodie Whittaker

In the special, as the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. Will the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) be able to overcome this threat to Planet Earth?

Following the New Year’s special, Doctor Who returns with Season 12 in early 2020 on BBC America.

Watch the trailer below!

Jodie Whittaker Stars as Doctor Who in Debut Trailer - Watch Now!

Jodie Whittaker stars as Doctor Who in the very first official trailer for the new season of the BBC show!

This season, the Doctor is joined by her team of friends including Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

This year, the show will premiere in real time at the same time the UK airs the program in their time zone! Then, the BBC America will also re-air the premiere in prime time.

Tune in for the premiere of the show on Sunday, October 7.

See Jodie Whittaker as 'Doctor Who' in First Footage at Comic-Con 2018 - Watch Now!

We now have our first complete look at Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who!

The actress, who is taking on the role as the first female to ever portray the Doctor, debuted the footage at the panel for the BBC show during 2018 Comic-Con on Thursday (July 19) in San Diego, Calif.

By her side were her two co-stars, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, among others.

Season eleven will debut in the fall on BBC America. No date has been revealed just yet, but stay tuned!

Watch the trailer below…

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Jodie Whittaker Makes 'Doctor Who' Debut in 2017 Christmas Special!

Jodie Whittaker made her debut as the next doctor on tonight’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which also saw the departure of Peter Capaldi.

Before transforming into the first female doctor of the franchise, Peter‘s Twelfth Doctor walks around the TARDIS and says, “Well, I suppose one more lifetime won’t kill anyone… well, except me.”

Right when Jodie appears on screen, a crisis occurs and something major happens… which won’t be continued until the start of the next season.

Watch the video below and tune in for Twice Upon a Time at 9/8c on BBC America.

The Twelfth Doctor Regenerates: Peter Capaldi to Jodie Whittaker

'Doctor Who' Boss Responds to Female Doctor Backlash

Peter Capaldi appears on stage with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat at the BBC America panel during 2017 Comic-Con on Sunday afternoon (July 23) in San Diego, Calif.

The guys were joined at the panel by Peter‘s co-stars Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas.

Steven responded to the backlash surrounding the casting of a woman, actress Jodie Whittaker, to be the next doctor.

“So many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t,” he said (via Variety). “[Fans] are more excited by the fact that there’s going to be a brilliant actress playing the part than the fact that she’s a woman. It’s been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that’s what really happened. I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.”

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