Disney XD has obtained the rights to air Doctor Who series 2 in the US. Previously, the show had aired on BBC America in the US, and Space in Canada. This will introduce the adventures of the Doctor to a new audience of people who may never have seen the series before, especially children.
The series will begin with a season preview on Saturday, 9 May at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST with the series 2 premiere, “New Earth.” The rest of the season will begin airing on Saturday, 13 June, with a special week-long event: “Adventures in Time and Space.” Eight episodes will air daily throughout the week, until 20 June. The episodes will also be available to watch on the Watch Disney XD app.
Marc Buhaj, the Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager of Disney XD said of this new programming,
“It has been a pleasure working with BBC, and we are thrilled that their hallmark drama series ‘Doctor Who’ is joining the Disney XD programming line-up. This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love. The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues’ gallery of villains from around the universe.”
Matt Forde of BBC Worldwide North America also addressed Disney XD’s acquisition, saying,
“Disney XD is recognized for its family-friendly programming, making the channel a great partner to introduce the David Tennant seasons of ‘Doctor Who’ to a new generation of viewers.”
American Whovians, be on the lookout for the premiere of Disney XD’s “Adventures in Time and Space,” starting Saturday, 9 May!
[Source: David Tennant News]