Doubt Cast on a Full Airing of Doctor Who in 2012 – Just a Few Episodes?


Last week we reported that the BBC had officially renewed Doctor Who — with Matt Smith reprising his role as the Doctor — for a seventh season spanning a total of fourteen episodes. However, rumors are now casting doubt on whether or not we’ll see a full series of Doctor Who in 2012… or just a few episodes.

The rumors started following BBC One Controller Danny Cohen’s comments at a recent event, where he reportedly stated “there won’t be a full series of Doctor Who in 2012, but a special run for the anniversary in 2013.”

However, we aren’t taking this as official confirmation. Steven Moffat, the show’s head writer and producer has tweeted:

“Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I’m not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we’re ready. Hush, and patience.”

It’s clear that all of these rumors are conflicting with the truth. Until Steven Moffat and co. officially release a statement, it’s best to take these reports for what they are: uncomfirmed rumors.

Fingers crossed for a full run in 2012!


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