"Doctor Who" Premieres April 17 On BBC America

BBC America has announced that the new season of "Doctor Who" will make its U.S. premier on Saturday, April 17th. The new era of the BAFTA award winning show will see new comer Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor.

"Doctor Who" returns with a new Doctor, a new creative team, and a new travelling companion Amy Pond, played by Karen Gilan. Richard De Croce, Senior Vice President Programming, BBC America expressed his excitement over the new season saying: "Britain has a tradition of reinventing its iconic characters, like James Bond and Sherlock Holmes - and Doctor Who. In introducing the Eleventh Doctor, writer Steven Moffat is opening the show to a whole new audience, while serving fans with an exciting mix of inter galactic, time travelling adventures. We can't wait to meet his new Doctor!"

In the new season, the doctor, along with Pond explores sixteenth century Venice, 1890s France and futuristic Britain,

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