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Doctor Who Trailer: Meet the New Doctor!

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

What could be more exciting than the final match of the 2014 World Cup? A new Doctor Who trailer, of course.

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BBC to the Internet: Please Don’t Read Those Leaked Doctor Who Scripts

Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi

I bet the BBC wishes they had a TARDIS right about now.

Several scripts from Doctor Who's upcoming eighth season, the first starring Peter Capaldi in the famous role of the time-traveling alien, have made their way to the Internet, according to the Radio Times.

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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

Doctor Who Teaser Reveals First Look at Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

The Doctor has landed! And judging by this new Doctor Who teaser, we know he's a tall shadowy form with arms and legs.

That's about all the 15-second video reveals about Peter Capaldi, who takes over the role of everyone's favorite Time Lord in August. But something's better than nothing, right?

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And though we know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, feel free to share your thoughts on the new Doctor based only on his ominous silhouette below!

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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

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi's New Costume Revealed!

Peter Capaldi

A new Doctor means a brand new look.

When Doctor Who returns later this year, Peter Capaldi will replace Matt Smith as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor. Each Doctor has his own a signature style, and for Capaldi, it includes a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt and black Doc Marten shoes.

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Ask Matt: Deaths on Homeland and Sons, the Globes, Nikita, Doctor Who

Homeland

Question: [RETROACTIVE SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE NOT KEEPING UP] I'm watching Homeland and Sons of Anarchy more out of habit than passion these days, after what I thought were disappointing seasons for both. But even so, I was startled when their seasons ended on such grim notes in December, with the violent deaths of major characters. Which surprised you more: Brody's execution as Carrie bore witness on Homeland or Tara's brutal murder at Gemma's hands on Sons? Or did you see each of these events as inevitable? On the same note, which show do you think is better positioned to bounce back from these game-changers, or did they maybe (and I know you hate the expression) jump the shark? — Cass

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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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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

Ask Matt: Emmys, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dexter, NCIS, Broadchurch

Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Love your column and hope you could shed some light on an issue for me. As I understand it, TV shows/actors submit one episode of what they feel is their best work (that season) for Emmy consideration. Is this true? If so, don't you think the criteria should require a greater sample size since one episode, no matter the quality, does not necessarily tell the story of an entire season? —Charles

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