BBC News confirmed that Matt Smith will return for the next season of Doctor Who. In addition to the six episodes slated to finish the current season, fourteen additional episodes have been commissioned for season seven. Head of BBC One communications tweeted the following on Tuesday, "#DoctorWho is returning. Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor #bbc1."
Matt Smith was announced as the new Doctor on January 3, 2009 and is currently airing in his second season. He took over for the popular David Tennant after his successful 49 episode run on the series. The original Doctor Who had a record setting 26 seasons and 695 episodes. There have been a total of 11 Doctors with the last three appearing in the current 2005 revival of the franchise.
While fans in England can rejoice, there is an air of uncertainty in regards to whether or not the new season will be renewed by BBC America. There have been additional concerns surrounding the rumors that season seven will debut in 2013.
A Taste of What's to Come (BBC America)
June 11, 2011 - A Good Man Goes to War
September 3, 2011 - Let's Kill Hitler
September 10, 2011 - What Are Little Boys Made Of?
September 12, 2011 - The Green Anchor
September 24, 2011 - The God Complex
October 01, 2011 - Season Finale part 1
October 08, 2011 - Season Finale part 2
See a prequel to next week's episode, A Good Man Goes to War
Source: BBC News
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Video Source: BBC America
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