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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Showtime's Penny Dreadful Re-Creates Creepy Victorian Times

Penny Dreadful

We can thank the Victorian era for some of literature's most disturbing characters, and now Showtime has gathered them in one place. The network's gothic horror drama Penny Dreadful features the likes of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and even characters from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula. read more

Weekend Playlist: Doctor Who and Other TV Legends (Burnett, Cosby), Plus: Red John!

Matt Smith, David Tennant

Who knew? Few could have foreseen the enduring success of Doctor Who given its inauspicious origins a half-century ago — a fascinating story of pluck, luck and imagination delightfully rendered in An Adventure in Space and Time, a new TV movie (Friday, 9/8c) airing as part of BBC America's 50th-anniversary Who celebration this weekend.

You don't have to be a Whovian to appreciate this jaunty re-creation of a simpler, scrappier time in TV history. A "year-ometer" (cute touch) dials back to 1963, when the staid BBC's brash new head of drama, Canadian showman Sydney Newman (a marvelously uncouth Brian Cox), greenlights a new sci-fi serial to appeal to kids and fickle sports fans. With a miniscule budget, an overheated "broom cupboard" of a studio and an edict of "no tin robots or BEM (bug-eyed monsters)," Newman appoints an unorthodox team to realize his vision: Verity Lambert (Call the Midwife's Jessica Raine), an ambitious pioneering female producer, and Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawan), a novice Indian director.

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Who Should Be the Next Doctor Who?

Matt Smith

Matt Smith hasn't left Doctor Who just yet, but that hasn't stopped fans from dream-casting the next Doctor. read more

Doctor Who Renewed for Season 8

Doctor Who

The BBC has renewed Doctor Who for an eighth season, the company announced in conjunction with Saturday's Season 7 finale.

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Doctor Who Finale Explains the Impossible Girl and Introduces a New Face

Jenna-Louise Coleman

[Warning: The following contains spoilers from the Season 7 finale of Doctor Who. If you haven't watched yet, read no further or we'll be forced to sic our memory worm on you.]

One mystery down, and an infinite number more to go on Doctor Who.
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David Tennant and Billie Piper Return for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary

David Tennant, Billie Piper

The tenth Doctor David Tennant and his companion Billie Piper will return for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special, BBC announced Saturday. read more

Doctor Who Wins TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Cover Contest

Matt Smith

Hordes of Whovians, as they're called, voted for the British sci-fi series to win our third Fan Favorites cover poll — galvanizing support through countless blog posts, message-board comments and tweets. The consensus was it's about time Doctor Who (beloved back home in the U.K.) got the props it deserves in the States. And that the fans love Matt Smith, who currently plays the show's titular time and space traveler known only as the Doctor ("Doctor who?" Get it?). "That's amazing!" Smith shouts on the road to a shoot in Wales, before turning serious. "Thank you to... read more

Will Matt Smith Leave Doctor Who Too?

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Just because The Doctor's companions are saying farewell, that doesn't mean Doctor Who's titular character will be going through a regeneration anytime soon.

Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill to exit series next season

Following the news that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who play companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, would exit the show after the upcoming season, 11th Doctor Matt Smith set the record straight on whether he'd be following them off the series... read more

Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill to Exit Series Next Season

Doctor Who

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who play companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams on Doctor Who, will be leaving the series after the upcoming season, head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat announced Thursday.

"The Ponds will be rejoining us next series. But the final days of the Ponds are coming," Moffat said at a news conference for Doctor Who's upcoming Christmas special, according to the UK Mirror. "I am not telling you when and I won't... read more

Doctor Who Alum Billie Piper Expecting Baby No. 2

Billie Piper, Laurence Fox

Billie Piper's first child will soon have a new companion. The former Doctor Who star is pregnant again, the Daily Mail reports.

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