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First Look: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman on ‘Doctor Who’ Set

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who'

Although the world first met the 13th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in last year's Doctor Who Christmas special, the BBC has offered fans more of a glimpse of him (clearly to appease us for the long-awaited season premiere of the sci-fi series).

Holding his script next to Jenna Coleman - who plays the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald, in the show - Capaldi is seen wearing the same outfit from the cliffhanger of the Christmas special (the very one the Twelfth Doctor, Matt Smith, regenerated in).

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BBC Unveils Peter Capaldi as Twelfth Doctor

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi is the new Doctor.

The 55-year-old actor was announced as Matt Smith's replacement during a BBC One special Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor earlier today.The TV show - hosted by Zoe Ball - featured live and pre-recorded appearances from Matt, previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker and former companions Katy Manning, Anneke Wills, Janet Fielding, and Bonnie Langford.

The Eleventh Doctor will perish in this year's Christmas special.

Prior to the announcement, executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, had teased the identity of the new Doctor, saying, "The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

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Maggie Smith: ‘I Don’t Watch Downton Abbey’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, BBC, Features

Maggie Smith on 'Downton Abbey'Maggie Smith has never watched Downton Abbey. Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show, she admitted she has never tuned in to watch her performance onscreen.

"I don't sit down and watch it. I haven't watched it. I will look at it when it's all over, maybe. Because it's frustrating - I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, 'Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?'" she said in an interview with 60 Minutes.

Despite winning numerous awards - including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, two Emmys, and a Screen Actors Guild Award - for playing the countess, Maggie insists she has no interest in fame: "I don't feel any different to the way I felt before, and I'm not quite sure what [being a star] means. I am familiar to people now, which is what I was not before. That is entirely due to the television set."

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Season 3 of Luther Is Finally in Production

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, BBC, Announcements, News, Renewals, Video

After waiting for more than a year after British crime thriller Luther's season two finale aired, fans finally get word about season three - à la YouTube Q&A.

In the clip, the folks behind the show reveal that the hit show will begin filming the season's four episodes this month and that everyone's favorite female killer Alice might return. There's no word yet as to an expected air date, but they assure fans in the clip that "it will be worth the wait."

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Leonardo On CBBC

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Action, Prime Time, BBC, News

LeonardoHey, TV Envy fans. Normally, I post over at our sister site, Comix 411, but today I have some TV news to pass along.

If you're anywhere near Great Britain and going to be around what the folks there call a telly on Monday evening, you might want to check out a TV series called Leonardo that's airing on CBBC at 5:15pm (17:15).

The first episode is called "Anything Goes," UK's Telegraph has already given the show a thumbs up, saying it "has its roots in traditional adventure drama. And thoroughly engaging it is too."

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Royal Wedding May Get 3D Treatment

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, BBC

Prince William and Kate Middleton

If you don't have already have a 3D television on your Christmas wish list, you might want to add it now.

Broadcasters filming one of 2011's biggest events might take advantage of the technology.

According to the Daily Mail, Sky TV, BBC and Virgin are already in talks to present Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials in 3D. The highly-anticipated wedding will take place at Westminster Abbey.

In case you fail to get an invitation, make sure to set aside April 29 for to watch the ceremony. You might even catch a performance from rumored performer Elton John.

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TV on DVD: November 23, 2010

7th Heaven Final Season DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • 7th Heaven (Final Season)
  • 12 Men of Christmas (TV Movie)
  • Batman Beyond (Complete Series)
  • Deadwood (Complete Series) **Blu-ray**
  • Durham County (Season 2)
  • Murder, She Wrote (Season 12)
  • The Pillars of the Earth (TV Miniseries)
  • Sekirei (Season 1)
  • Space Precinct (Complete Series)
  • The Tudors (Complete Series)
  • Wagon Train (Season 2)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: November 9, 2010

Sherlock Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Boondocks (Season 3)
  • Californication (Season 3)
  • Doctor Who (Series 5)
  • The Golden Girls (25th Anniversary) (Complete Collection)
  • Men of a Certain Age (Season 1)
  • Metalocalypse (Season 3)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Limited Edition) (Vol. XIX)
  • Lie to Me (Season 2)
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (Complete Series)
  • Sherlock (Season 1)
  • Whale Wars (Season 3)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: November 2, 2010

V - Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (Final Season)
  • Deadliest Catch (Season 6)
  • Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen (Story 79)
  • Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis (Story 154)
  • The Facts of Life (Season 5)
  • The Fugitive (Season 4)
  • The Larry Sanders Show (Complete Series)
  • Mad About You (Season 5)
  • My Life on the D-List (Season 2)
  • Nip/Tuck (Complete Series)
  • The Pacific (HBO Miniseries)
  • V (Season 1)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: September 28, 2010

Scrubs Season 9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 5, Part 1)
  • The Cleveland Show (Season 1)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 10)
  • Ellery Queen Mysteries (Complete Series)
  • Legend of the Seeker (Season 2)
  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Set 2)
  • Midsomer Murders (Set 16)
  • Paranormal State (Season 4)
  • Party Down (Season 2)
  • Rhoda (Volume 1)
  • Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Miniseries)
  • Scrubs (Season 9)
  • Top Gear (Season 13)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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