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We Finally Know Exactly When ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Will Premiere

Global simulcast of new season will be timed to Jodie Whittaker’s appearance at New York Comic Con

Hold on to your sonic screwdrivers, Whovians, because we’ve got some news you’ve been waiting what seems like a lifetime for: the premiere time for Season 11 of “Doctor Who.”

As previously announced, the new season of the long-running drama will debut with a global simulcast. The first episode of the Jodie Whittaker-led installment will air on BBC America in the U.S. at the same time as it debuts in the UK on Sunday, October 7 at 1:45 p.m. ET/PT. An encore presentation will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, “Doctor Who”s new, regular primetime evening slot, with bonus interviews with Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con. The rest of the season will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Oh, what’s this you ask about NYCC? Right, when the premiere airs globally, some lucky con-goers will get to experience it live in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, followed by a panel and Q&A with star Whittaker, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

“We are thrilled to put together a remarkable moment around the world – for fans and new viewers alike – to celebrate this new era of Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker,” said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America. “Jodie is breaking the mold for pop culture heroes everywhere, and Chris has created an inclusive series for all fans of great television.”

“Doctor Who” Season 11 premieres Oct. 7 at 1:45 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.