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Old July 23 2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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^ It was leaked that next year it all be in one shot.

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Old July 23 2013, 07:35 PM   #17
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^ It was leaked that next year it all be in one shot.

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Yep, airing from end August/early September most likely - but what *hasn't* been confirmed is how many episodes there'll be in it. Will it be 13? The hell if I know.
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Old July 23 2013, 07:57 PM   #18
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^ I suppose not officially confirmed but it was in an email to its employees, and it broke the news about Smith leaving.
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Old July 23 2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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^ I suppose not officially confirmed but it was in an email to its employees, and it broke the news about Smith leaving.
Yeah, it's just the number of episodes that I don't recall being mentioned

It says a full series between August and October, but depending on the dates, that could be a minimum of nine episodes, to a maximum of 13.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:13 PM   #20
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Maybe once that happens we'll be able to have 12 episodes and a Christmas special in the same calendar year again? Apparently the BBC alone can't do that anymore. : (
The split season thing was Moffat's call. It wouldn't matter if the show were a co-production or not, as long as Moffat's calling the shots the split seasons are staying.
If BBC America were putting up half (or even a significant amount) of the money, things like that may not be his call to make anymore.

That is one of the major benefits I see of a co-production. BBC has a lot more flexibility in when and how they air a show, without much regard for promotion or what they're scheduling against. BBCA has to actually compete, advertise, etc. The best option I see for BBCA would be to air it with a similar schedule to The Walking Dead: A half dozen episodes, a couple weeks off, the Christmas Special, a couple more weeks off, and then the rest of the episodes.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:17 PM   #21
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With it being a new Doctor it might be better to run 13 episodes back to back, rather than split the season.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:51 PM   #22
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^ That's what the email mentioned--letting viewers get familiar with the new Doctor. But, Lonemagpie is right, it didn't specify the number of episodes.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:58 PM   #23
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I would say the more episodes the better.
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BBCA has to actually compete, advertise, etc. The best option I see for BBCA would be to air it with a similar schedule to The Walking Dead: A half dozen episodes, a couple weeks off, the Christmas Special, a couple more weeks off, and then the rest of the episodes.
BBC America would prefer a single run of 10 to 13 episodes. They don't like the split seasons because they stretch their marketing budget.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:30 PM   #25
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This would be essentially one solid run, but with a month or so off for the winter holidays when viewership for weekly shows normally drops (which is why most shows go into reruns during this period). With only a couple weeks between any single new episode (because you have the Christmas Special in between) there is no need for a big campaign for the second half. I'm not sure if sweeps are still relevant, but it does also give them a presence during two sweeps periods this way.
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This would be essentially one solid run, but with a month or so off for the winter holidays when viewership for weekly shows normally drops (which is why most shows go into reruns during this period). With only a couple weeks between any single new episode (because you have the Christmas Special in between) there is no need for a big campaign for the second half. I'm not sure if sweeps are still relevant, but it does also give them a presence during two sweeps periods this way.
If you start in Late September - early October, that's too far to make it to late February, without massive communication about when it's on. It would require 6 or 7 episodes, then a couple/few weeks break before Anniversary Special, then a month for the Christmas Special, and then another couple weeks until the final run. That's an awful lot of off and on for the average viewer to have to keep up with
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Why would you start in late September or early October? I'm talking about running 6 weeks from the end of October/beginning of November through early-mid December. One or two weeks off, Christmas, one or two weeks off, then another 6 weeks to take it through the end of February.
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Why would you start in late September or early October? I'm talking about running 6 weeks from the end of October/beginning of November through early-mid December. One or two weeks off, Christmas, one or two weeks off, then another 6 weeks to take it through the end of February.
I'm not starting it then, that's what the memo suggests the start date will be.
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I wasn't talking about the memo at any point in this thread.
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I wasn't talking about the memo at any point in this thread.
That's what we have to work with, so, that was the reasonable assumption to make you wre talking about. You didn't indicate it, so, I didn't realize you were proposing your own schedule.
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