The SCI FI Channel and BBC Woldwide announced today that the US network continue airing the highly successful british series Doctor Who. The third season of the show will debut on SCI FI in July 2007.
Third season will kick off with the “Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride”.
In season three, David Tennant returns to his role as the mysterious, time-traveling Doctor. American audiences will meet the Doctor’s brand-new sidekick, Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), in the first official episode of the season, “Smith and Jones.”
Chris Regina, Vice President of Programming, SCI FI Channel, said ‘Doctor Who’ has become a favorite among SCI FI audiences. We are happy to bring the show back for its third season and look forward to following the Doctor’s continuing adventures with his newest companion.”
Executive Producer and Lead Writer Russell T Davies says, “We were delighted and honored by the second series’ success, and we can promise new thrills, new laughs and some terrifying new aliens. The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William Shakespeare, blood-sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon – a clan of galactic stormtroopers – and a sinister Dalek plot in 1930s New York.”
This new iteration of the Doctor Who franchise began airing in the UK during the 2005 season. The third season of the show is currently airing in that territory and will have its season finale this June.