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'Doctor Who' Gets Season Premiere Date

Executive producer says to expect a variety of new adventures

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap

"Doctor Who" will land his Tardis for another season of time-bending adventures on BBC America at 9 p.m. Sept. 1, the network said Thursday.

The upcoming season, which again stars Matt Smith as the titular Doctor, promises a diverse grab bag of adventures, as the Doctor and his cohorts Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, explore the Wild West and grapple with an unexpected invasion of Earth (which is so much less convenient than an expected invasion of Earth).

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The season will also see the departure of Amy and Rory, with "a race against time through the streets of Manhattan," BBC America said.

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"We have, I think, our biggest range of stories ever," Stephen Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of the series, enthused. "We've got the return of the Daleks and the Weeping Angels -- both of them poll-topping Doctor Who adversaries -- in cracking new stories, we've got dinosaurs on a spaceship (it's what you've always wanted), we've got a glorious western with a cyborg gunslinger, the most unusual invasion Earth story ever, and location shooting in New York for the Pond finale."

Prepare for the adventure with a new trailer for the season.

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