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TWIDW Update: SciFi Schedule Change, WCET Cincinnati Adds Doctor Who

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    Two pieces of good news for US Doctor Who fans: 1) SciFi http://www.scifi.com has quietly updated their schedulebot for Friday September 29. Previously it
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      Two pieces of good news for US Doctor Who fans:

      1) SciFi http://www.scifi.com has quietly updated their schedulebot for
      Friday September 29. Previously it showed the Season premiere of Doctor Who
      as a 4 hour block from 9PM to 1AM Eastern. Now it shows:
      8:00PM - Doctor Who
      9:30PM - Doctor Who
      10:30PM - Doctor Who
      12:00AM - Doctor Who

      No episode titles listed yet, but since the first episode of the series (The
      Christmas Invasion) is 59 minutes not counting commercials, the implication
      is that it would air at 8PM and 10:30PM with the more regular length New
      Earth at 9:30PM and 12:00AM. Time will tell.

      So - US premiere of Series 2 starts at 8PM Eastern on September 29, not 9PM.

      2) WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org was one of the stations that
      had to drop Doctor Who in 2004 when BBC Worldwide Americas wouldn't let US
      public TV stations renew their licenses for the show. Now they have gotten
      rights to the show again, having purchased up to 106 half-hours by some
      accounts.

      Doctor Who will air Saturdays at 10:30PM Eastern (2 hour half episodes)
      starting Saturday October 7, with a pledge night expected soon after the
      premiere to help WCET pay the costs involved in running the series. First
      up - the Tom Baker episodes, starting with Robot. Currently, the only other
      stations in the US airing the older Doctor Who episodes are Maryland Public
      TV, Iowa Public TV, and KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, Washington. Thanks to
      everyone in the Cincinnati area who is getting the word out about this
      development.

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