The Doctor will see you... in March!
BBC and BBC America have announced that “Doctor Who” will return for the second half of its seventh season on Saturday, March 30. Once again, the series will be broadcast on the same day in the UK and in the United States.
For the U.S. launch, “Doctor Who” will be paired with BBC America’s new original series, “Orphan Black;” which stars Tatiana Maslany as a woman who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her before discovering that she may be only one of several duplicates of the same woman.
BBC America also picked up a full season of Chris Hardwick’s “The Nerdist” to air in the block with “Doctor Who” and “Orphan Black.”
The second half of “Doctor Who’s” seventh season will formally introduce Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion, Clara Oswin Oswald after two fake outs in the season premiere and in last year’s Christmas special.
The other “Doctor Who” episodes on tap include a story by Stephen Thompson that shows more of the TARDIS than ever before and a return engagement by fan favorite author Neil Gaiman that revamps the Cybermen.
Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) will also appear in at least two episodes, including the season finale by “Doctor Who” showrunner, Steven Moffat.