Our friends at SPACE were kind enough to provide us with the following press release:
Millions of fans have been “patiently” waiting for the arrival of the new Doctor. Today, SPACE announces the wait is over as the Eleventh Doctor takes up his residency with a new series of DOCTOR WHO starting Saturday, April 17 at 9 pm ET, exclusively on SPACE. In this 13-part season, a whole new chapter of the iconic DOCTOR WHO franchise unfolds. Actor Matt Smith takes on the coveted role as the Eleventh Time Lord, embarking on new adventures with a new partner, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).
As one of SPACE’s highest rated series nearly one million P2+ viewers tuned into all or part of Doctor Who: End of Time Part 1 & 2 on Jan. 2* DOCTOR WHO continues its tradition of rebooting with new lead actors and creative team. Matt Smith debuts as the new, eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).
Award-winning writer Steven Moffat, creator of some of the most frightening and award-winning DOCTOR WHO episodes to date, takes over as lead writer and executive producer. Writers for the new series include Richard Curtis (The Boat that Rocked, Love Actually), Chris Chibnall (Law & Order UK, Torchwood), Toby Whithouse (Being Human, Torchwood), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock) and Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly, Hardware).
SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, speculation and fantasy channel. Offering the finest in genre programming, viewers need not look further for their fix of the paranormal, edgy, scary, creepy and fun! SPACE is the station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination. SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. Visit the SPACE website at www.spacecast.com.
*Source: BBM, Canada, P2+