In addition to a new Doctor, new companions and a new showrunner, the upcoming eleventh series of Doctor Who is also getting a new night, with the BBC announcing that the latest series of the long-running sci-fi show will air on Sunday nights, beginning Sunday, October 7th.
“New Doctor, new home,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall. “Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time (also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”
“With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One’s Autumn schedule,” added Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content.
The new series of Doctor Who will begin on October 7th with the premiere episode, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’.