There May Not Be a Doctor Who Series in 2016

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 2:30PM
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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 2:30PM
There May Not Be a Doctor Who Series in 2016
Steven Moffat has had his plate full, serving as showrunner for two of BBC's most popular and iconic series: Doctor Who and Sherlock. Now, it seems that the monstrous amount of commitment may finally be catching up to him, as a new report states that Doctor Who will not air a full season in 2016 as a result of Moffat's Sherlock duties.

The ninth season of the new Doctor Who begins airing on BBC on September 19, but according to satirical British magazine Private Eye, which has a good track record for reporting accurate intel on the behind-the-scenes drama at BBC, Whovians may have to wait until 2017 for a tenth season.

There May Not Be a Doctor Who Series in 2016

There may still be specials, but the chances don't look good for a full season next year. According to Bleeding Cool, the report also states that Moffat is under increased pressure to step down from Doctor Who entirely and focus his time on Sherlock, rather than trying to juggle both at the same time. Regardless of whether he capitulates to that pressure, it seems that Doctor Who is going through many changes, and fans can't count on a regular production schedule.

Private Eye also offered this little piece of gossip:

There May Not Be a Doctor Who Series in 2016
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