The new season premieres Saturday, August 23, 8:00pm ET and comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET (following the premiere of Intruders). The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
In the lead up to Doctor Who's new season, will be a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET. The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET.
Starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this "Make Your Own Sunday" poll will run in a marathon on Sunday, August 24.
Also, BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events are teaming up for two days of theatrical screening events of Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath in the U.S. This episode will be shown in select cinemas across the U.S. and will also include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive bonus content. On Saturday, August 23 at midnight, there will be 12 theatrical events in 12 cities at 12am/midnight to celebrate the launch of the new season. On Monday, August 25, there will be two showings at 7:00pm and 9:30pm (local time). The event will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters. Tickets are now available for Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.