‘Doctor Who’: Premiere Date Set For Season 12, New Trailer Drops

'Doctor Who' Gets Season 12 Premiere Date — Jodie Whittaker Returns

The Doctor is back in just less than a month!

America announced Monday that the second season of the time travel show to star Jodie Whittaker will premiere 8 p.m. ET on New Year's Day. The BBC has also confirmed that season 12 will last 10 episodes, with subsequent episodes airing on Sundays.

After kicking off the season with a two-part episode, Doctor Who will then settle into its regular time slot on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8/7c. As Jodie Whittaker takes charge of the TARDIS once again, the Doctor will be joined by her friends Tosin Cole (Ryan), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Bradley Walsh (Graham). That day will also see a theatrical simulcast of the second episode, aired on over 600 big screens thanks to Fathom Events. BBC AMERICA is excited to kick off the New Year with New Who, including a thrilling New Year's Day premiere followed by new episodes every Sunday this winter. "Let the New Year's countdown begin!"


Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan) might have waited longer for her Raggedy Doctor (Matt Smith) than we've waited to find out when Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor will return for more adventures in the TARDIS, but it certainly feels like we've been waiting years and years. (ER, Timeless) and Robert Glenister (Paranoid, Law and Order: UK).

Doctor Who Season 12 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 8/7c on BBC America. In addition, the network will also debut animated "lost episodes", titled "The Macra Terror", as a special post-holiday treat on Thursday, December 26 at 9pm ET/PT. The series is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Studios.

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