1, 2013, 8:31 PM EST By Jethro Nededog TheWrap Citizens of the world, many of you won’t have to wait to watch BBC’s “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Special. BBC will simulcast the special, “The Day of the Doctor,” globally on Saturday, Nov. 23 in at least 75 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Columbia, Brazil, Botswana and Myanmar. Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing, but ‘Doctor Who’ takes this to another level, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said in a statement. Also read: Peter Capaldi Named 12th Doctor Who “In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for ‘Doctor Who’ fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord, he continued. “On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth a everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!’ showrunner Steven Moffat added. Twenty thousand fans are expected at London’s ExCel exhibition and convention centre for the official celebration event, which will feature appearances from current and former cast members, including Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker. Also read: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Matt Smith Talks His Exit a ‘People Will Forget Me’ At the same time, the company will announce details on 3D screenings of the special in theatres. In addition, BBC America will dedicate a week to “Doctor Who,” including the film “An Adventure in Space and Time,” marathons and new specials. Also, 20,000 fans are expected at London’s ExCel exhibition and convention centre for the official celebration event, which will feature appearances from current and former cast members, including Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker. “The Day of the Doctor” stars outgoing Matt Smith and the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, as well as John Hurt as a version of The Doctor. Current and former companions Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper will also star. BBC just released two new trailers for the special. Watch them below.
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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Episode Will Air Simultaneously Worldwide
BBC America has announced that the special episode, The Day of the Doctor, will air simultaneously across the globe in at least 75 countries and spanning six continents. Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing butDoctor Whotakes this to another level, Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, said. In its 50thAnniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event forDoctor Whofans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord. The list of countries airing the special at the same time as the UK include the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and many more. Additional countries are expected to be added over the next month. BBC America is also set to announce soon select 3D screenings of the special episode in U.S. theaters. The Doctor has always been a time traveller now hes travelling time zones, Steven Moffat, Showrunner forDoctor Whoand Executive Producer of the 50thAnniversary episode, adds. On the23rd of November, it wont be the bad guys conquering the Earth everywhere it will be The Day of the Doctor! The Day of the Doctor stars the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), his companion Rose (Billie Piper) and John Hurt. The special will air on November 23rd. 3D 20th Century Fox ABC Action Activision AMC Android Animation Announcements Apple Avatar Avengers Batman BBC Blu-Ray Box Office Call of Duty Capcom Captain America Casting Chris Evans Chris Hemsworth Chuck Comedy Comic-Con Comics Community DC dc comics Deadpool Disney Doctor Who Drama DVD E3 Fox Games Google Green Lantern HBO Horror iOS iPad iPhone iPhone 4 Iron Man iTunes Joss Whedon Kick-Ass Lost Marvel Marvel Studios Microsoft Mobile Movies Music NBC Netflix News Nintendo Paramount PC Games Playstation 3 Podcasts PS3 Reviews Robert Downey Jr. Robert Kirkman Ryan Reynolds San Diego Comic-Con Sci-Fi SDCC SDCC10 SDCC11 Smallville Smartphones Software Sony Spider-Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman SyFy Tech The Avengers The Office The Walking Dead Thor Trailer Trailers TV Twilight Video Video Games Warner Bros Wii Wolverine X-Men Xbox 360 Zombies Advertising and Sponsorship If you have a product or service you’d like to advertise on The Flickcast website or podcast or want to sponsor one or more episodes of the show, please contact us via the info below. Contact Us Got questions, comments, suggestions or just need attention? info [at] theflickcast [dot] com Got tips on upcoming events, casting news or other tidbits you’re dying to share? tips [at] theflickcast [dot] com Got a gadget, game, movie, comic or TV show you want us to review?