Fans looking for the 11th Doctor on SyFy will be disappointed.
The good Doctor is moving–at least for his first-run on American shores. BBC America has won the rights to show the upcoming fifth season of “Doctor Who” according to web site IGN.
Previous seasons were shown first-run on the SciFi Channel (now SyFy) and later broadcast again on BBC America. However, with the latest series of specials, BBC America was able to get the first-run rights to them. And that trend will continue with series five.
BBC America is looking to capitalize on the recent success of the spin-off series “Torchwood” on the network. the mini-series event “Children of Earth” garnered 3.3 million viewers and gave the channel its highest ratings ever.
And even more good news is that episodes of the fifth series of “Doctor Who” could air only a few weeks after their UK debut as part of the new deal.