When David Tennant left “Doctor Who,” we remember the cries of despair were loud around all of Britain. Luckily, the show was able to find a more-than-capable replacement in Matt Smith; and in addition to that, Tennant now has a new and exciting series that has just found a home in America … ironically on the same network in which “Doctor Who” regularly airs.
During the winter Television Critics Association event on Saturday, it was announced that Tennant’s “Broadchurch,” which focused on what happens in a small community after a murder investigation thrusts it into the national spotlight, will be airing on BBC America’s fall lineup. The show will be premiering on the BBC rival ITV in the spring in the United Kingdom, so we have another “Downton Abbey” situation on our hands where Americans have to wait for a while in order to check out the full product. (“Doctor Who” is one of the few British shows that does not force America to wait for more than just a few hours.)
BBC America is coming off of what has to be one of their most-successful years ever in many ways. In addition to now securing this show, they launched their first original series ever in “Copper,” and “Doctor Who” continued to bring in some pretty enormous ratings for them. Now, if we could just find a way to get them to carry “The Voice” UK in some shape or form, we would be very happy campers. Granted, we don’t also see that happening considering that they already have a pretty wide net of modern and classic British shows that appeal to a larger audience.
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