‘Doctor Who’ Returns to BBC America on March 30

It is the date that sci-fi fans all over the country have been waiting for: the date on which the Doctor and his new companion will be back on our TV screens in the long-running, fan-favorite, world-renowned series (was that a little too much?) Doctor Who. And that date is none other than Saturday, March 30.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC America and the returning episodes of the longest running series (ever) will be part of the “Supernatural Saturday” block of programming that will also feature the introduction of the new drama series ‘Orphan Black’.

As viewers of the series know, the Doctor (Matt Smith) has been on his own in the TARDIS since losing his faithful companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams (former series regulars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darville), [SPOILER ALERT for those who have yet to get caught up on the series] who were taken back in time by the weeping angels in the finale episode last season. The new episodes will feature the Doctor’s new companion to be played by actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, who has already appeared in two episodes of the series: last year’s “Asylum of the Daleks” and the latest Christmas episode “The Snowmen”. Hopefully the mystery surrounding the character Coleman will play in the series will be explained during the 8 new episodes of this current season some of which were written by Neil Cross (creator of the BBC America series ‘Luther’, comics legend Neil Gaiman and executive producer Steven Moffat.

So, fans, mark your calendars for March 30 and be prepared for an incredible ride! [Source: Entertainment Weekly]