In a break with their usual programming, ABC will screen the 2008 xmas special of Doctor Who just one month after it airs in the UK.
Previously the specials have taken up to nine months to screen, frequently as a lead in the the next series.
In “The Next Doctor”, the Doctor meets a fellow time traveller played by actor David Morrissey (pictured).
While it still won’t be fast enough for diehard Who fans, the special which airs next week in the UK will screen at 7:30pm Sunday January 25 on ABC1.
In the highly anticipated 2008 Christmas special Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, it’s Christmas Eve, 1851, and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London.
When the Doctor (David Tennant) arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor (David Morrissey) – and soon, the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?