More confusion surrounds ‘Doctor Who’ 2012 broadcast plans

Showrunner Steven Moffat suggests sci-fi series will return for a full series next year after all

More confusion is surrounding the scheduling of next year’s series of Doctor Who.

Previous reports had suggested that the science fiction show would not return for a full 13-episode series in 2012, to make way for an extended run to mark the 50th anniversary in 2013.

But now, showrunner Steven Moffat has added more fuel to the speculation, appearing to contradict what had been understood about plans for next year.


Speaking at the Comic Con France, Moffat apparently said: “Contrary to some rumours you may have heard, there will be the same number of episodes.” According to Moffat then went on to state that the transmission will change, but not the number of episodes that will air next year.

Doctor Who is currently on a mid-season hiatus. The second half of this year’s series will air in the autumn, starting with an episode called Let’s Kill Hitler.