‘Doctor Who’ season 9 to re-air on BBC America with added ‘notes,’ commentary

Doctor Who -What happens when you cross “Doctor Who” with the classic Pop-Up Video? Apparently, it turns out somewhat like what BBC America is planning for the new year.

As the promo below reveals, the network is planning to air back-to-back episodes of season 9 weekly starting on January 30 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, and these will include a variety of extra tidbits / “bonus features” that you would not see otherwise. This includes a few teases behind the scenes, social-media reaction, trivia, and more. It’s probably the definitive “Doctor Who” experience provided that you have the attention span to keep up with everything that is happening at the same time.

This is obviously a way for the network to generate some more ratings for one of their highest-rated shows, and we’re never going to mind more attempts to get “Doctor Who” out there for viewers to see. Our big lament with BBC America for the first part is that many Americans consider it to be such a niche network. Just take a look at some of the recent ratings for their “Luther” special as an example that some people just don’t seem to know it exists.

If nothing else, maybe these will help to keep you satisfied during the long wait for season 10. New episodes of that are going to start up probably either in late 2016 or early 2017 depending on the filming schedule and BBC One’s plans. We imagine they will air on BBC America hours later than in the UK, as has been tradition.

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