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BBC's iconic sci-fi drama 'Doctor Who' to premiere on Disney XD beginning May 9

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Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm

Starring David Tennant, seasons two through four of the global family action adventure hit to air on Disney XD

BBC's world-renowned science-fiction drama "Doctor Who" will premiere on Disney XD beginning Saturday, May 9 (9 p.m., ET/PT). Disney XD, home to other top-rated action-adventure programming, including Lucasfilm's "Star Wars Rebels" and Marvel Television's animated series, has picked up seasons two through four of the global sci-fi hit. The landmark series depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a time lord who travels through space and time in his TARDIS, combatting various enemies to save civilizations around the globe.

On Saturday, May 9, Disney XD will feature a preview airing of "Doctor Who" (season two, episode one - "New Earth"), following the Disney XD premiere of "Fantastic Four" (6:45 p.m.).

In "New Earth," the Doctor and Rose board the TARDIS for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind's new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge.

Season two, "Adventures in time and space," will continue to rollout on Disney XD beginning Saturday, June 13. The special weeklong programming event will give fans eight episodes, airing daily Saturday, June 13, through Saturday, June 20. Beginning June 14, episodes also will be available on the WATCH Disney XD app, which allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and connected TVs.

"Doctor Who" originally ran on British television for 26 seasons between 1963 and 1989, before it was re-launched in 2005. Following the success of the first season of the re-launched version that took British television by storm in 2005, the second installment is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. Together, the Doctor and Rose (played by Billie Piper) travel back in time to the Highlands of Scotland to find Queen Victoria confronted by a terrifying werewolf, and into the future where an evil team of humanoid-feline nuns hide a sinister secret at the heart of their hospital.

A spaceship in the future holds a doorway to 18th century France, where lethal Clockwork Droids stalk Versailles, and back on 21st-century Earth the human race is threatened by an army of emotionless Cybermen. The second installment was produced by BBC in association with CBC.

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