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Meet Doctor Who's New Companion, Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson has no problem being called Mr. Pink. The Doctor Who newbie debuts in the Aug. 30 episode as Coal Hill School math teacher Danny Pink — a nice guy with a possibly not-so-nice background whom Clara (Jenna Coleman) starts dating. But he's much more than just the companion's companion.

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Weekend TV: A New Doctor Who, Intruders, Smashing Ray Donovan

Peter Capaldi

"How do we change him back?"

Such impulsive words, which "Impossible Girl" companion Clara will eventually be forced to swallow as she, and we, learn to adjust to yet another fabulous new Doctor, the 12th in his incredible line. As Doctor Who devotees know, change is inevitable in the world of a Time Lord, and each regeneration brings a new personality and energy to the 50-year-old fantasy franchise.

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7 Things to Know About Doctor Who's New Season and New Doctor

Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi

/tvshows/doctor-who/332337" target="_blank">Doctor Who debut on Saturday (8/7c, BBC America) when he officially takes over Time Lord duties as the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi's dark, dangerous Doctor stands in stark contrast to the young, quirky men who proceeded him, but don't expect showrunner Steven Moffat to go out of his way to endear you to the new Doctor's style.

"It's just fun when the Doctor's new," Moffat told reporters during the New York stop of the Who World Tour...

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Inside Peter Capaldi's Wild First Season of Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi remembers the car that came to his London home last August to drive him to the live TV special that revealed him to be Doctor Who's newest star. Because it only took him to a parking lot. "Like in a cheap British spy movie, I was dropped off and told to wait for another car to pick me up," says the actor, whose first full episode in the title role is the Season 8 premiere, airing August 23. "Then I was put in the backseat, covered in a blanket, and taken away to become the Doctor. This is a true story."

Here's the thing about Doctor Who: Its hero is a time-traveling alien (species: Time Lord) who periodically regenerates into a whole new being. Many actors have portrayed the "numbered" Docs — First... read more

Doctor Who Season 8 Premiere Date and New Teaser Revealed

Peter Capald

Fire up the Tardis and set it for August — that's when Peter Capaldi will make his full-fledged debut on Season 8 of Doctor Who.

The new season will premiere on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8/7c on BBC America. The season premiere, titled "Deep Breath," will also feature the debut of ... read more

Gavin & Stacey Alum Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who

Samuel Anderson

Another new face is joining the illustrious ranks of Doctor Who.

Gavin & Stacey alum Samuel Anderson has signed on for a recurring role, BBC America announced Monday.

Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at... read more

Inside Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Special

Dr. Who

Can you keep a secret? Probably not as well as Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat's two sons, Joshua, 13, and Louis, 11. These days, nearly every television producer, director, writer, actor and caterer is apprehensive about revealing details and plot points from unaired episodes of their shows. But Moffat is the master. He even gave one of the series' characters the catchphrase "No spoilers." He purposely misleads the press. "I lied my arse off," Moffat told 6,500 attendees at this year's San Diego Comic-Con regarding the content of an upcoming episode. He also runs a tight spaceship: Nondisclosure agreements are as ubiquitous as silver alien masks on the British science-fiction show's set.

Joshua, however, is the first to... 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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Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman on Clara's Meeting with River Song

Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith

Finally, we'll uncover the mystery of the Impossible Girl.

On Saturday's finale of Doctor Who (8/7c, BBC America), Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) is called into action when the creepy Whisper Men kidnap Victorian pals Vastra, Jenny and Strax (Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey). In order to save his friends, the Doctor (Matt Smith) must venture towards the one place that no Timelord should go because it could undo everything in his past, present and future.

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