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EW's 2011 Christmas Eve TV marathons guide: We promise yule enjoy them!

Christmas is about traditions, and TBS once again has scheduled 24 hours of A Christmas Story (starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24)* from Ralphie and Randy to Scut Farkus and those turkey-gobbling Bumpus mutts. Joining them on the holiday vigil, TLC offers up a four-hour block of Christmas lights spectaculars from 4-8 p.m., and a certain lady network wraps up their annual multiweek affair known as Falalala Lifetime. For everyone else who has had enough of the holiday spirit, there are plenty of alternatives. Read on for a schedule of Christmas Eve marathons. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': British foursome announced for merry Christmas special

British stars Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, and Alexander Armstrong will appear in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. The holiday episode of the time travel show is set during World War II and, according to the BBC, will find Skinner’s character and her two children evacuated to “a draughty old house, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in a bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree.”

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'Doctor Who': New 'Let's Kill Hitler' trailer -- VIDEOS

This Saturday, Doctor Who returns with its most buzzed-about episode in years. It’s titled “Let’s Kill Hitler,” and you don’t really need any more explanation than that why people are talking about it, do you? Here’s a brand new clip from the episode, where The Doctor first meets Der Fuhrer and, below that, a preview from BBC America of the next six episodes (including the Hitler ep). Don’t let that one line in the trailer fool you; the showrunner has made clear Sir Who is “not going to save Hitler”: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' midseason return poster -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Doctor Who is set to return in 18 days and BBC America has whipped up a new poster celebrating (promoting) the occasion. Here’s Sir Who along with his fellow travelers, and have we mentioned they’re going to try and kill Hitler? We’re promised the past, present and future will collide. Until then, the network airs three Doctor Who specials starting this Saturday featuring the best moments from the show, behind-the-scenes footage and celebrity fans.

Here’s your exclusive look at Doctor Who‘s midseason return art: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' showrunner: 'We're not going to save Hitler'

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat reassured fans alarmed by a Comic-Con trailer that suggested an upcoming episode would have the time-traveling doctor helping Adolf Hitler. In the clip from the upcoming midseason premiere, Hitler seemingly thanks the Doctor for saving his life.

“I think we can unequivocally say we’re against Hitler,” Moffat told critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour about the episode, titled Let’s Kill Hitler. “I think the worst thing you can do to that awful man is take the mickey out of him on Doctor Who. Don’t worry, we’re not going to save Hitler.”

Moffat said he’s in favor of continuing to stretch the boundaries of the show and surprise the audience. “The only way you can keep the show alive is to make changes,” he said. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' trailer might give you nightmares (but it's worth it)

Before Comic-Con closed out this year’s epic event, the cast and creative team from BBC America’s Doctor Who took to Hall H to talk about the upcoming season and debut the trailer (which you can check out after the jump).

It all goes too fast, if you ask me, but it definitely makes you wish tomorrow was Aug. 27. I’m most excited about an eye-patch-wearing Alex Kingston returning as River Song, and I’m least excited about seeing some of the scaries featured in this teaser in my dreams (particularly anything around the 30-second mark). If it happens, it’ll be worth it, though. Because this trailer is amazing. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': Matt Smith talks the season premiere's big surprise

Tonight’s Doctor Who season premiere was not short on incident (and if you’re a Whovian who hasn’t seen the episode yet, may I suggest you do so before reading any further — SPOILERS AHEAD). But the most heart(s)-wrenching moment came early on when Matt Smith’s titular time traveler was killed by a mysterious, astronaut suit-wearing figure. True, it was almost immediately revealed that the dead Doc was a future version of the Time Lord, but the event was still pretty darned noteworthy and looks set to have dramatic ramifications for future episodes.

EW spoke with Smith about the “death” of Doctor Who — here are his thoughts: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' returns tonight: Exec producer Steven Moffat talks the new season, 'Sherlock,' and 'lending' Martin Freeman to 'The Hobbit'

If Steven Moffat was kidnapped by aliens, then British drama would be in deep trouble, given that the future plot lines for two of the country’s most popular shows — Doctor Who and Sherlock — are housed in the writer-producer’s precious brain. Tonight, however, it is the past that will occupy fans of the returning Doctor Who as the season premiere finds Matt Smith‘s titular time traveler journeying back to 1969 America to battle an extraterrestrial menace with help from Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), River Song (Alex Kingston), an ex-FBI agent (Mark Sheppard from Battestar Galactica) and, uh, President Richard Nixon.

Earlier this week, Moffat talked to EW about the new season, Sherlock, and late Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' cast members Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill preview the new season: 'A main character will die in the first episode.'

Doctor Who fans have a special place in their heart for the companions of the titular time traveler — as was demonstrated this week by the outpouring of grief which followed the news that former TARDIS regular Elisabeth Sladen had died.

The Doctor’s current companions are Karen Gillan (who plays Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (who plays Amy’s husband Rory). Both were in attendance at a recent New York screening of the new season’s first two episodes, where the pair’s arrival was greeted ecstatically by fans. The following day, EW spoke with Gillan and Darvill separately about the U.K. sci-fi show’s latest run of episodes, which debuts on BBC America this Saturday. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': Alex Kingston talks playing the mysterious River Song and whether she'd ever pose naked with a Dalek

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Alex Kingston is best known for her lengthy stint playing Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER. At least, that’s what she assumed until recently. “In America, people come up and to me and I keep thinking they’re going to say, ‘Oh, I loved you on ER,’” says Kingston. “Now it’s ‘Oh, I love you on Doctor Who.’ I thought BBC America was only watched by Brits. What I’m starting to realize is that a lot of Americans are tuning in now.”

Doctor Who fans of all nationalities will be glued to the TV this Saturday night when BBC America debuts the latest season of cult sci-fi show, in which Kingston has a recurring role as the mysterious River Song. The actress talked with EW about the returning show, why it should be compulsory viewing for children, and whether she’d ever pose naked with a Dalek: READ FULL STORY

Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, and Russell T. Davies pay tribute to late 'Doctor Who' actress Elisabeth Sladen

Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, John Barrowman, and Edgar Wright have all paid tribute via Twitter to Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who. The former star of the cult BBC sci-fi show died yesterday at the age of 63.

Big sadness. Rest in Peace,” wrote comics legend Gaiman, who has has penned an episode of the new season of Doctor Who. Comedian and author Fry was moved to say, “What terribly sad news about Elisabeth Sladen — her Sarah Jane was part of my childhood. Deepest sympathy to her family.Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman described how he was “proud to have worked with such an icon of the sci fi world.” Shaun of the Dead director and Doctor Who fan Edgar Wright wrote, “I cannot believe Elisabeth Sladen is no longer with us. She was the definitive companion for all time and space. Rest in peace Sarah Jane.”

Finally, writer and producer Russell T. Davies—who created the recent Doctor Who spin-off show The Sarah Jane Adventures—has also praised the actress. “I knew there was a great, great woman and a great actor sitting there not working,” Davies told BBC News. “And so we reached out to her and she then turned out to be such good company, and so cheeky, and so much fun as well and, of course, absolutely unchanged by time. She was such a beautiful woman.”

Read more:
Elisabeth Sladen: An appreciation of the ‘Doctor Who’ actress
‘Doctor Who’ actress Elisabeth Sladen dies at age 63
Matt Smith previews the new season of ‘Doctor Who’: ‘We learn so much about the characters’

Matt Smith previews the new season of 'Doctor Who': 'We learn so much about the characters'

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This Saturday, the new season of cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who debuts on BBC America. The premiere is the first half of a two-part story in which the titular time lord (Matt Smith) travels back to 1969 America and battles an alien menace known as The Silence, with help from Richard Nixon.

As a self-confessed Whovian, I have of course marked this momentous occasion by placing a four foot tall inflatable Dalek outside my office door. Also, over the next few days I will be posting interviews with cast members Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Alex Kingston. But first up, it’s Mr. Gallifrey himself: Matt Smith.

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