Doctor Who to Keep Going for At Least Five Years

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At least, according to current showrunner Steven Moffat. Here’s what he had to say on the matter, courtesy of The Guardian:

Mr Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine that he expects the show to “do a minimum of 15” years in total, but it could go on for even longer.

“I thought it would last 10 years … It’s going to do a minimum of 15. I mean, it could do 26!”

Moffat said that finding new Doctors for the show – currently starring Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord – had been difficult.

He said: “It’s not easy to find new people. It’s not easy to find new Doctors … There’s nothing easy about doing Doctor Who.”

He called the ratings “extraordinary”, saying that “10 years on, our ratings are pretty much the same. Actually, internationally, bigger. No show does that! You’re meant to go down!”

While the prospect of more Doctor Who is always a good thing, I still can’t help but hope that Moffat brings some fresh writing blood in for the new season. Season 8 started strong and then sort of went all over the place, fizzling out with a less-than-compelling finale. Maybe it’s time for a new showrunner?

Doctor Who is expected to return to BBC America some time this fall.

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One of Shawn Eastridge's earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He's been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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