Doctor Who Returns On October 7, Moving To Sundays On BBC America

Sure, the move has been rumoured for a while, but it's still shocking - with most expecting the BBC to treat the first female Doctor in the same way as they have the male Doctors, rather than "othering" the character by putting her into a less competitive slot. The show will also be broadcast on Sundays in the United Kingdom and the season premiere will start in the U.S.at the same time as the episode debuts in the United Kingdom on October 7.

As BBC America announced, we'll get the opportunity to meet Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor properly when the show premieres on Sunday, October 7. Fans may remember that in her first appearance in "Twice Upon a Time", the Thirteenth Doctor fell out of the TARDIS as it hovered above Earth. Chibnall had this to say about the show's upcoming premiere.

"With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker's arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One's Autumn schedule".

Joining Whittaker for Season 11 are the Thirteenth Doctor's three (!) new companions: Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) as Graham, Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Ryan and Mandip Gill (Hollyoaks) as Yasmin. New showrunner Chris Chibnall has been keen to emphasise that this is basically the 2005 reboot all over again and is hoping to wipe the slate clean.

Are you looking forward to Whittaker's debut season as The Doctor? . As the first woman to play the Doctor, she has spoken about what the role means to her.

Doctor Who returns for its eleventh season on October 7 on BBC One.

While Saturday nights are often seen as the showcase for some of TV's biggest shows, in recent years Sunday night programmes have often delivered some of the week's highest ratings.

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