Wednesday, June 8, 2011
New episodes of Doctor Who will air in 2012, the BBC has confirmed.
The sci-fi drama has been renewed for a seventh series with star Matt Smith, but a recent piece in satirical magazine Private Eye suggested that the new episodes could be delayed until 2013.
A BBC spokesman has now told The Guardian that "a good chunk" of the 14 commissioned episodes will be broadcast next year.
"The new commission is a big commitment, not many other shows have such a commitment so far in advance. We do not know yet how many [episodes] will air in 2012," they added.
The Private Eye piece also claimed that the show's sixth series was split into two halves due to financial concerns, but the representative insisted that showrunner Steven Moffat had made the decision for "narrative" reasons.
Doctor Who's current series will continue with six new episodes later in 2011.
Source: Digital Spy