Woah, a release date!
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Put on your snazzy coats and get out the gadgets, because now we know exactly when the eleventh season of Doctor Who is coming to air.

UPDATE 9/26 10:30AM: The BBC and BBC America have now confirmed that the first episode of Doctor Who season 11 will air at 18.45pm BST on October 7 on BBC One, and simultaneously at 1.45PM ET and PT on BBC America, so fans can tune in early to watch along with the UK audience. If that’s a bit too early for your Who-viewing however, BBC America will air the episode again at 8pm ET/PT as an encore, which will then become Doctor Who’s usual slot for the rest of the season. The original article is as follows.

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The BBC has announced the new season of Doctor Who, which features Jodie Whittaker as the first woman Doctor, will have its global premiere on October 7. That’s a Sunday, which is a new night for the classic sci-fi show. They’ve also announced the title of the first episode: “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.”

From the press release:

The network’s US premiere will start at the same time as the UK debut on-air on Sunday, October 7th (time to be announced), followed by a special encore in its new regular primetime evening slot.For the run of the season, Doctor Who will premiere regularly on BBC AMERICA on its new marquee night on Sundays.

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The new season, led by Whittaker, along with a diverse group of creators and a trio of companions, so far looks thrilling, fashionable and innovative, and made by people who are clearly having a lot of fun doing what they’re doing.

While you’re coming down from the excitement and planning your viewing party, don’t forget to check out the first trailer. And there’s a nice comic debut to look forward to as well.

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