It’s Peter Capaldi’s final season as The 12th Doctor. Will the Doctor Who TV show be cancelled or renewed for an 11th season on BBC America? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Doctor Who season 11. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the BBC America cable channel, Doctor Who follows a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, known only as The Doctor (Capaldi). The tenth season features his new companion, Bill (Pearl Mackie), as well as Nardole (Matt Lucas). Season ten guest stars include David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. An ancient alien, The Doctor explores time and space in the TARDIS, solving problems and righting wrongs. Because he is a Time Lord, when near death, The Doctor can regenerate into a new body. Each incarnation has unique talents and peculiarities.
Season 10 Ratings
Although it premiered to respectable ratings, it is far too early to assess the numbers and predict whether Doctor Who will be cancelled or renewed for season 11 on BBC America. So, let’s look at what we do know. Showrunner Steven Moffat and star Peter Capaldi are both exiting the series at the end of season 10. For most shows, that would spell certain cancellation, but not so for the venerable British television institution that is Doctor Who.
In fact, aside from writing and overseeing the tenth season, one of Moffat’s final duties was selecting his own replacement. Back in January of 2016, Chris Chibnall boarded as the season 11 showrunner, which is a strong indication a renewal is on the way. In addition, in November 2015, Moffat said, based on the business plan, he expected the sci-fi series would run five more years. Adjusting for timey-wimey stuff, it’s unlikely a cancellation is imminent.
While in this case, the show’s UK ratings are likely to have a greater impact on the series’ fate, the US ratings are important to ensure it keeps running on this side of the pond. So, I’ll keep an eye on the numbers and update this page periodically. Subscribe for free updates regarding any Doctor Who cancellation or renewal news.
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