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Old May 17 2010, 12:12 AM   #1
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North America: No Who next Saturday??

In going through this coming week's TV listings, I notice that SPACE here in Canada isn't showing Doctor Who on Saturday. Is this the case in the U.S. as well? Why the preemption? It sucks that this would mean falling three weeks behind the UK.
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Old May 17 2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

bbcamerica.com has "Vampires of Venice" listed for next Saturday at 9 PM. Sorry to hear it's not being shown where you are.
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Old May 17 2010, 01:58 AM   #3
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

Does this have something to do with next weekend being Victoria Day weekend? I ask because I noticed Space isn't showing Stargate Universe next week either.
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Old May 17 2010, 04:46 AM   #4
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

Could be. Are they running any marathons this weekend? They often do on long weekends and they usually preempt regular programming.
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Old May 17 2010, 08:30 AM   #5
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

SyFy always skipped "new" programming on holiday weekends. BSG, Who, etc.

Have to see what BBCA does on the 29th.
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Old May 17 2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

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Could be. Are they running any marathons this weekend? They often do on long weekends and they usually preempt regular programming.
According to the "This Week in Doctor Who" blog, Space is planning a marathon of some sort. I thought at first it might be a Doctor Who marathon because they're launching their four-nights-a-week reruns of the Eccleston and Tennant episodes at the end of the month, but I doubt it.

According to This Week in Doctor Who, BBC America will be preempting the show on May 29, so we're not going to be falling out of step with BBC America that badly as the two networks will synch up again for Amy's Choice. Only problem will be we'll now be an additional week behind the UK.

Apparently another preemption is expected in early July as the site anticipates a 4th of July Weekend preemption on BBC America and Space apparently is not allowed to air episodes before BBC America (yet obviously the reverse is not the case). The site predicts the finale will air on July 24 over here.

http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com/

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Old May 17 2010, 05:32 PM   #7
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

BBCAmerica is having a marathon today, starting with the Doctor Who Ultimate Guide. I started watching 11th Hour but had to turn it off in disgust - they've utterly butchered it and cut out some of the best dialog. Horrible.
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Old May 17 2010, 05:36 PM   #8
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

23skidoo wrote: View Post
According to the "This Week in Doctor Who" blog, Space is planning a marathon of some sort. I thought at first it might be a Doctor Who marathon because they're launching their four-nights-a-week reruns of the Eccleston and Tennant episodes at the end of the month, but I doubt it.

According to This Week in Doctor Who, BBC America will be preempting the show on May 29, so we're not going to be falling out of step with BBC America that badly as the two networks will synch up again for Amy's Choice. Only problem will be we'll now be an additional week behind the UK.

Apparently another preemption is expected in early July as the site anticipates a 4th of July Weekend preemption on BBC America and Space apparently is not allowed to air episodes before BBC America (yet obviously the reverse is not the case). The site predicts the finale will air on July 24 over here.

http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com/

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Still better than the days when PBS would be years behind.
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Old May 17 2010, 07:23 PM   #9
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

Isn't there also a Who-less Saturday in the UK coming up in the near future? Due to the Eurovision Song Contest? Or will Doctor Who just air earlier on that day?
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Old May 17 2010, 10:49 PM   #10
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Still better than the days when PBS would be years behind.
Amen. Or even more recently when the CBC ran about 6 months behind and cut the hell out of the episodes. Or when Syfy didn't air the Eccleston season for about a year.

But it's still tough because it's so easy to stumble across a spoiler. For example, the ending of The Time of Angels was revealed to anyone who happened to come across media coverage (not just on fan sites) for the Graham Norton ad banner fiasco. And I just got spoiled regarding an upcoming episode plot on a site that has nothing to do with fandom. Not long ago we always had the option of simply avoiding places like TrekBBS and Doctor Who News Page if we wanted to not get spoiled, but for some reason this season it's almost impossible because of the amount of media interest in the show on both sides of the Atlantic. And it'll get worse as the finale comes and goes, I think.

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Isn't there also a Who-less Saturday in the UK coming up in the near future? Due to the Eurovision Song Contest? Or will Doctor Who just air earlier on that day?
At the rate they're going I half expect to see an episode scheduled at 2 PM one of these days.

Apparently the date shown on screen at the end of Flesh and Stone is supposed to be the date the finale airs, so unless they worked a skipped week into that, maybe they aren't going to preempt it this year (is Eurovision even relevant in this era of Idol and Britain's Got Talent?), or maybe the BBC plans to double-up like they've done with Torchwood in the past when they aired the first two episodes together.

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Old May 17 2010, 11:48 PM   #11
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

^^Or, since the finale will probably be a two-parter, the date in Flesh and Stone could just be when Part 1 airs.
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Old May 17 2010, 11:54 PM   #12
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Still better than the days when PBS would be years behind.
Amen. Or even more recently when the CBC ran about 6 months behind and cut the hell out of the episodes. Or when Syfy didn't air the Eccleston season for about a year.
In BBC America's case, Doctor Who is heavily touted as their most popular show. They treat it quite well, promptly releasing new episodes on iTunes and airing several episodes every day. They're probably more disappointed about skipping a week than we are.
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Old May 17 2010, 11:57 PM   #13
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

Usually Space has their "Star Trek Movie Marathon" on Victoria Day weekend...maybe they'll skip it this time and we'll have a Doctor Who marathon instead.
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Old May 18 2010, 03:40 AM   #14
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Usually Space has their "Star Trek Movie Marathon" on Victoria Day weekend...maybe they'll skip it this time and we'll have a Doctor Who marathon instead.
Nope on both counts - Space appear to be showing movies throughout the whole Victoria Day weekend.
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Old May 18 2010, 04:09 AM   #15
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Re: North America: No Who next Saturday??

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Isn't there also a Who-less Saturday in the UK coming up in the near future? Due to the Eurovision Song Contest? Or will Doctor Who just air earlier on that day?
nope Doctor Who will air Eurovision week, this year, im getting increasingly annoyed with this early time slot.

18:00 according to Digiguide, and Confidential at 19:50, which is beyond stupid.

Actually Eurovision starts at 20:00, which seems late, but I might have that wrong.
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