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New Doctor Who Panel Show ‘Whovians’ For Australian TV

Australian broadcaster ABC has revealed that a brand new weekly panel show based around the world of Doctor Who and its fans will air from next month to tie in with the upcoming tenth series of Doctor Who.

Whovians, billed as ‘a show by Whovians but one that won’t exclude the rest of humanity’, will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and will air on ABC2 and iview directly after each episode of the latest series has been broadcast on ABC.

The half-hour show will be hosted by award-winning presenter and comedian Rove McManus, who will be joined by other self-confessed Doctor Who enthusiasts Tegan Higginbotham, Adam Richard and Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell as well as a roster of celebrity guests. Each week McManus and his team of superfans will dissect the latest episode as well as take a fond look back at the extensive history of the show, which has been on Australian television screens for over fifty years.

Whovians host Rove McManus said:

“I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who for as long as I can remember so you can imagine how pleased I am to be hosting a show about it. Whether it be the classic era that dates back over fifty years or the modern series that has created its own decade-long legacy, it’ll be nice to have the opportunity to talk about my favourite TV show with like-minded individuals and be paid to completely geek out. You might say I’m so excited that I too feel like I have two hearts beating in my chest – and yes, it’s references like that which prove I’m the right guy for the job.”

Doctor Who executive producer Brian Minchin added:

Whovians will be the perfect companion piece for the thrilling new series of Doctor Who on ABC. It’s fantastic to have this exciting new program to delight Australian fans.”

Whovians will air weekly at 8:30pm on ABC2 and iview from Sunday 16th April.

Fans can apply to be part of the studio audience by emailing

[Source: ABC]