Hot Teaser: ‘Doctor Who’s ‘An Adventure In Space And Time’ + 50th Anniversary Update

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 4:40am PST

As part of the 50th anniversary Doctor Who celebrations, BBC America will premiere the new biopic, An Adventure In Space And Time, on November 22nd (it airs the day before on BBC Two in the UK). The film documents the genesis of the character and hails from Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss. David Bradley stars as William Hartnell, who played the first Doctor in 1963. Brian Cox, Jessica Raine and Sacha Dhawan also feature. Meanwhile, BBC America has unveiled a spoiler-y seven-minute Night Of The Doctor mini-episode, a prequel to The Day Of The Doctor 50th anniversary special that will be globally simulcast on November 23rd. It’s after the jump, but once again, beware of spoilers. The BBC further announced today that there will be a live Afterparty on the 23rd following the Day Of The Doctor airing. Outgoing Time Lord Matt Smith will appear as will other previous Doctors and companions. Boy band One Direction will appear on the show live from LA. No word yet on BBC America’s plans for the live London event. Here’s the Adventure In Space And Time teaser and the mini-episode follows on the next page:


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Hot Teaser: ‘Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor’ Official Trailer

By | Saturday November 9, 2013 @ 10:33am PST

BBC America‘s countdown to its weeklong Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration marches on with a new trailer for special Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor. Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt feature in the program which will be … Read More »

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TV Teaser: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special ‘The Day Of The Doctor’

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 10:29am PST

With just 15 days to go before the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC America has unveiled plans for a week of programming that will lead up to the global simulcast of the anniversary special, Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor. Starting on … Read More »

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Eddie Marsan To Topline ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’ For BBC One/BBC America

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 2:24am PDT

BBC One/BBC America co-production Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell starts shooting next week with Ray Donovan‘s Eddie Marsan and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Matilda) starring in the lead roles. Based on the bestselling … Read More »

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BBC America Orders ‘Intruders’; Original Series From ‘X-Files’ Alum Glen Morgan

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 5:55am PDT

BBC America has greenlit Intruders, an eight-episode original series based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel The Intruders. Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Those Who Kill) is the writer and executive producer on the series that’s … Read More »

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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special Set For November Global Simulcast

By | Tuesday October 1, 2013 @ 5:55pm PDT

Doctor Who is taking its anticipated 50th anniversary festivities global. BBC America announced today that the previously announced November 23 broadcast of its Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, … Read More »

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Cancelled BBC America Series ‘Copper’ Could Continue As A Movie

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 5:19pm PDT

Copper Movie PossibleEXCLUSIVE: The BBC America series ends Sunday but Copper may get a second life on the big screen. One day after the network announced that the Civil War-era series would be cancelled after two seasons, I’ve learned that co-creator/executive producer Tom Fontana and fellow EPs Barry Levinson and Tom Kelly are considering a movie version. The extensive story arc work Fontana did on a third season has the veteran producer eyeing revamping the material for a movie, sources say, with the potential big-screen version said to look at examining life in America after the death of Abraham Lincoln and the years of Reconstruction. Copper, which Fontana co-created with Will Rokos, was BBC America’s first original scripted series and centers on Irish immigrant cop Kevin Corcoran in 1860s New York City. It premiered in August 2012 with 1.1 million total viewers, the largest audience ever for a BBC America series debut. Copper was renewed last October but lost momentum after its June 23 Season 2 premiere.

Related: BBC America’s ‘Copper’ Cancelled After Two Seasons Read More »

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BBC America’s ‘Copper’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 2:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There will be no third season for BBC’s period drama Copper, whose second-season finale this Sunday will be a series finale. Copper, BBC America‘s first original scripted series, got off to a strong start, setting a … Read More »

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‘Doctor Who’: BBC Reveals 50th Anniversary Programming Lineup; Special Poster

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 5:15am PDT

The BBC is going all out for Doctor Who‘s 50th birthday, unveiling a list of programs to mark the occasion and revealing the poster that goes with November 23rd BBC One special, The Day Of The Doctor. The 75-minute movie will star exiting Time Lord Matt Smith, as well as Doctor Who No. 10 David Tennant, along with John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper. It’s also airing in the U.S. on BBC America that same night. The special is written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. Mark Gatiss, his collaborator on Who — and Sherlock — has penned a separate film, An Adventure In Space And Time, which stars David Bradley as William Hartnell, who played the first Doctor in 1963. Brian Cox, Jessica Raine and Sacha Dhawan also feature. That special will air on BBC Two which is also playing host to a one-hour look at the science behind the show, as well as an examination of the Time Lord’s cultural significance in Me, You And Doctor Who. BBC Three is running a countdown to the top Doctor Who monster of all time and, for folks less familiar with the show, will air Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide. Over on BBC Four, the first four episodes of the original series will be shown in a restored format. Read More »

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BBC America’s ‘Luther’ Season 3 Premiere Up From Season 2 Debut

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 11:51am PDT

Idris Elba returned as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther to BBC America on Tuesday and drew 206,000 viewers. That’s up from the 168,000 that Luther‘s Season 2 debut pulled in on September 28, 2011, according to Nielsen. The best Tuesday drama debut in the cable network’s 15-year history, the Season 3 U.S. premiere of the show was also just slightly ahead of the 205,000 viewers that Season 2 of Luther pulled in when Live+7 was added. This week’s debut received 90,000 viewers among the adults 25-54 demo. Of course, those numbers are all well below what the Emmy-nominated series garnered in the UK earlier this year; the third cycle of the BBC America co-produced crime drama premiered on July 2 on BBC One to 5 million viewers. While that number is huge compared to the U.S. viewership, it was actually the lowest UK debut in the series’ history. Read More »

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BBC America’s ‘Burton And Taylor’ To Premiere October 16

By | Wednesday August 28, 2013 @ 3:11pm PDT

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic, which will premiere on BBC America on Wednesday, October 16 at 9 PM as part of the network’s Dramaville … Read More »

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Is Peter Capaldi: Video

By | Sunday August 4, 2013 @ 11:27am PDT

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor Who. The identity of who will next play the Time Lord on the next season of the BBC sci-fi series was announced today simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic. Doctor Who Read More »

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BBC America To Reveal New Doctor Who This Weekend

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 4:12pm PDT

Matt Smith’s replacement as the Tardis travelling Time Lord will be announced on August 4 in a live Doctor Who special on BBC America, the broadcaster said today. Hosted by Zoe Ball, the half hour Doctor Read More »

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TCA: Fox To Adapt ‘Broadchurch’ Months After Original Airs On BBC America

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 8:56am PDT

Fox will adapt the hit British whodunnit Broadchurch as one of those “event series” it’s touting. Yes, it’s the same Broadchurch that BBC America is going to debut August 7. Fox’s version won’t start filming until January, and won’t air until the 2014-15 TV season. On the bright side, Fox’s version of the UK’s most-watched new drama of the year will be exec produced by the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall. As described a few days ago at TCA Summer TV Press Tour 2013 by BBC America, Broadchurch is about the mysterious death of a small-town boy found dead on the beach. The picturesque seaside town is at the heart of a major police investigation and the murder investigation sets off a nationwide media frenzy.

Related: TCA: BBC America’s ‘Broadchurch’ Will Have A Satisfying Conclusion Says Star Read More »

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TCA: New ‘Doctor Who’ Still A Mystery As Matt Smith Preps Departure

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 11:16am PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Fresh from a raucous, standing-room-only appearance at Comic-Con, the producers and stars of the BBC America series Doctor Who hit Beverly Hills and TCA this morning to promote the forthcoming Read More »

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TCA: BBC America’s ‘Broadchurch’ Will Have A Satisfying Conclusion Says Star

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 10:49am PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

When the much-anticipated new BBC America drama series Broadchurch premieres on August 7, viewers will see something a little bit familiar: a multi-part series focusing on a single murder case, … Read More »

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BBC America To Co-Produce British Fantasy Series ‘Atlantis’

By | Monday July 22, 2013 @ 12:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

BBC America has come on board to co-produce BBC One’s upcoming fantasy drama Atlantis to premiere as part of Supernatural Saturday in Fall 2013. The 13-episode Atlantis, created by Howard Overman (Misfits), Julian Murphy (Merlin) and … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘Burton & Taylor’

Helena Bonham Carter is Elizabeth Taylor and Dominic West is her Richard Burton in BBC America‘s fall biopic Burton and Taylor. (Not to be confused with Liz & Dick, this year’s Lindsay Lohan-Grant Bowler telefilm take on the famed Hollywood couple.) Pic … Read More »

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‘Luther’ Season 3 Debut Collars 5M Viewers On UK’s BBC One

By | Wednesday July 3, 2013 @ 6:40am PDT

While Idris Elba will soon be cancelling the apocalypse in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, his cop drama Luther has just kicked off its third series on the UK’s BBC One. The first of four hourlong episodes topped Tuesday night in the ratings with … Read More »

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