Doctor Who to split series over two years

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2011
Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Doctor Who star Matt Smith

BBC One will not broadcast a full series of 'Doctor Who' next year, but the next season could be split between 2012 and 2013

'Doctor Who' will not broadcast a full series in 2012.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen has confirmed the sci-fi show will be downsized next year, which has led to speculation that four one hour-long specials are in line to replace the 13-part series in 2012.

However, BBC entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba had revealed the season could be split between 2012 and 2013.

He tweeted: "Bit of confusion, to summarise: no FULL 13 episode series of Dr Who in 2012. So some episodes will still go out in 2012. Remainder in 2013.

"No idea yet how many episodes in total in 2013. But, hey, it's still two years away.

"Don't know how many 2012 eps or what time of year they'll be broadcast. Just what Danny Cohen said earlier which was no FULL series in 2012.

"No further details about what more's happening in 2013 yet. But it's the 50th anniversary, so of course there will be some great stuff! (sic)"

The news has sparked an angry reaction on twitter from fans of the BBC One show.

One tweeted: "It's a huge blow. The Beeb clearly don't care about the show's fans. What the hell is the BBC playing at mucking about with one of its flagship shows? (sic)"

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