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TWIDW Update: Season 2 On SciFi US September 29th?

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    Lee Whiteside of the SFTV mailing list http://www.sftv.org has come across the NBC Insider Cable schedule for SciFi for September 2006. See the link here:
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      Lee Whiteside of the SFTV mailing list http://www.sftv.org has come
      across the NBC Insider Cable schedule for SciFi for September 2006.
      See the link here:
      http://www.nbccableinfo.com/insidenbccable/pdf/scifi/schedules/septem
      ber06.pdf

      Cut and paste the link into your browser if it didn't come through
      clearly. On September 29, it shows Doctor Who (NEW) airing at 9 and
      10PM, with repeats at 11PM and Midnight (Eastern Time). There are no
      episode titles. SciFi's website now has episode titles for
      everything airing in September (including the daytime Doctor Who
      marathon on September 29), but no titles for that 4 hour block.

      So good news - it appears that Doctor Who has its US season premiere
      on September 29 at 9PM.

      Bad news - The Christmas Invasion is 59 minutes long without
      commercials, so it would either have to be a) skipped and shown
      later or b) have 15 1/2 minutes chopped out of it to fit SciFi's
      schedule as currently displayed. It does have an extended trailer
      for Series 2 that could be cut and the credits will always get
      squeezed, but that still leaves 13 minutes unaccounted for.

      SciFi has always felt willing to change their schedule at a moment's
      notice, so things can always change. They could air Christmas
      Invasion complete and have filler to finish the 2 hours. But for
      now, we must assume one of the following 2 scenarios:

      Scenario 1:
      9PM - The Christmas Invasion (edited)
      10PM - New Earth
      11PM - The Christmas Invasion (edited)
      Midnight - New Earth

      Scenario 2:
      9PM - New Earth
      10PM - Tooth And Claw
      11PM - New Earth
      Midnight - Tooth And Claw

      The Christmas Invasion isn't required to enjoy Series 2, but some
      references (notably at the end of the series) make more sense if you
      see it, and as David Tennant's debut story it helps establish the
      kind of Doctor he is.

      One last thing - the Daytime marathon on September 29 is the last 8
      episodes of Series 1, which makes sense to lead into the new
      episodes. All times Eastern:
      8AM - Dalek
      9AM - The Long Game
      10AM - Father's Day
      11AM - The Empty Child
      Noon - The Doctor Dances
      1PM - Boom Town
      2PM - Bad Wolf
      3PM - The Parting Of The Ways

      Benjamin F. Elliott - This Week In Doctor Who
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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