Broadcasts on BBC America this week, EST times shown:
TUESDAY 3 MAY 2016
2:35AM The Time Of The Doctor
The Doctor must sacrifice everything to save a town called Christmas from the Time Lord's greatest enemies.
4:00AM SEASON 8 ó EPISODE 2, Into the Dalek
A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now...
5:00AM SEASON 8 ó EPISODE 3, Robot of Sherwood
The Doctor must join forces with Robin Hood to stop the evil reign of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
6:00AM SEASON 8 ó EPISODE 4, Listen
The Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.
7:00AM SEASON 8 ó EPISODE 5, Time Heist
The Doctor turns bank robber when he attempts to break into the most dangerous bank in the Cosmos.
8:00AM SEASON 8 ó EPISODE 6, The Caretaker
The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity from somewhere inside Clara's school
Doctor Who won't return until 2017, show boss Steven Moffat announces his departure
Daily Mail of London
Season 10 in 2017 will mark the last for 54-year-old writer Moffat - who has scribed six series of the hit show - as he affirmed that he is stepping down and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, the writer of acclaimed drama Broadchurch, which stars former Doctor Who actor David Tennant. Broadcasting his exit, Steven described his role as 'the best job in the universe,' though insisted that his 'timey-wimey is running out.'
'While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, Iíll be finishing up and keeping the Tardis warm for him.'
Joking about his replacement, Steven teased that it had taken 'a lot of gin and tonic' to persuade Chris to accept the job, before adding: 'I am beyond delighted one of the true stars of British television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. 'Chris will become the new showrunner. And I will be thrown in a skip.' Gushing over his esteemed predecessor, Chris said in a statement: 'Steven has been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans for 2017 itís clear heíll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.'
It's believed bosses had originally planned to screen six episodes of Doctor Who this year, leaving the remained for 2017, though this will no longer be the case. The show is expected to continue its tradition of Christmas specials, however, and will air an episode over the festive season in December 2016. BBC1 boss Charlotte Moore said: 'I have decided to schedule Stevenís big finale series in spring 2017 to bring the nation together for a huge event on the channel.' 2016 will already be crowded on BBC with coverage of 'national moments including the Euros and Olympics.' Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will continue to portray the iconic Time Lord in 2017.
Fun fact: In the first season of Doctor Who starting November 1963, the Doctor is travelling with his granddaughter Susan. In the audio production "Roses", Susan's real name is revealed as Arkytior, which is the word "rose' in High Gallifreyan. The 9th and 10th Doctor's companion was called Rose Tyler. Later it was revealed that the 10th Doctor had a semi-clone daughter, presumably Susan's mother.