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'Doctor Who' alum Karen Gillan to star in ABC pilot 'Selfie'

Doctor Who fans, your prayers (to the Time Lord?) have been answered: Karen Gillan could be coming back to TV.

EW has learned that the former Doctor companion has been cast as the lead in the ABC pilot Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek.

The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by My Fair Lady, centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula.

'Downton Abbey' casts 3 actors including 'Doctor Who' alum

International sensation Downton Abbey is adding three cast members, including veterans of Doctor Who, Four Weddings and a Funeral and 24.

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Peter Capaldi starts shooting new season of 'Doctor Who' -- PHOTO

It was way back in August of last year that the BBC announced Peter Capaldi would replace Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who — although of course the intervening five months are but the blink of an eye in life of a Time Lord and, for that matter, the life of the now half century-old British sci-fi show.

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'Doctor Who' special Christmas episode: What did you think about Matt Smith's final show?

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Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat is always keen to point out that the now 50-year-old sci-fi show is at heart an easy-to-understand saga. But the wily scribe has no problem with having his lead character remind fans — or explain to newcomers — just what the bloody hell the show is all about. Take, for example, the point in tonight’s special Christmas episode, “The Time of the Doctor,” when Matt Smith’s semi-titular, two-hearted hero introduced himself to a couple of strangers thusly: “I’m the Doctor. I’m a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. I stole a time machine and ran away and I’ve been flouting the principal law of my own people ever since!”

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'Doctor Who' Christmas Special: Watch the trailer for Matt Smith's swan song

We’re just one week away from Christmas. Which means — more importantly — we’re just one week away from the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC America. This particularly eventful yuletide episode will see the final appearance by current Doctor Matt Smith, who will presumably regenerate into Peter Capaldi, as must all British citizens eventually. The trailer for the special is out now, and it promises an appearance by basically every one of the current Doctor’s villains, plus maybe a few more. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': New trailer features monsters galore! -- VIDEO

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat seems determined to fit as many monsters as is humanly — or Gallifreyanly — possible into this year’s special Christmas show, which debuts Dec. 25 on BBC America. Cybermen. The Silence. A Dalek. A Weeping Angel (or at the very least, a spooky-looking statue): All feature in the new trailer for the episode, which will also see Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor into Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth.
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'Doctor Who': 15 facts you probably didn't know

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Who better to reveal the secrets of Doctor Who than an actual doctor? Meet Doctor Who expert Dr. Piers D. Britton. He might sound a Doctor Who expert we just totally made up, but he’s a real person who wrote a book on Doctor Who titled TARDISbound and teaches a class on the iconic show at the University of Redlands in California (if you’re a hardcore Doctor Who fan who had to sit through dull college electives, you’re probably feeling a surge of envy for Redlands students right now). With Doctor Who‘s eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” set to be unveiled tomorrow on BBC America (2:50 p.m. ET), Dr. Britton reveals 15 strange and fascinating Doctor Who facts that you probably did not know.

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was initially opposed to Matt Smith’s wish to wear his now-iconic bow tie.

– All the Silurians seen since 2010’s “The Hungry Earth” are played by the same three actors.

– Paul McGann is technically the longest-serving Doctor, though he appeared only once on television in 1996 (until last week!). Tom Baker is, of course, the longest serving on television, having starred in more Doctor Who shows than any other actor.

– All of David Tennant’s suits (including the jackets) are made out of off-the-rack pants. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': Check out a new webisode with some old enemies -- VIDEO

Following last week’s “The Night of the Doctor” webisode the BBC has released to iTunes another mini-tale ahead of this Saturday’s 50th-anniversary special show. The new story — ominously titled “The Last Day” — doesn’t feature the Doctor himself but does boast some familiar faces. Did I say “faces”? That may not have been quite the word I was looking for.
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'Doctor Who': 26 photos from 'Day of the Doctor'

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BBC America has released a galaxy of new Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor photos. The images from the upcoming global simulcast of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special features two Doctors (Matt Smith and David Tennant) trying to stop a murderous plot in Elizabethan England that puts all of reality in jeopardy. Also along for the show: Co-stars Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt. The global simulcast will air Saturday, November 23 at 2:50pm ET. Also, did you see EW’s poll yesterday? Vote for your favorite (favourite?) Doctor!

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'Doctor Who' Check out the trailer for TV movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time' -- VIDEO

Incredible thought it may be think, there was a time when the idea of a show called Doctor Who, about a weirdo who travels through space and time in a British police phone box battling metal death machines shaped like pepper pots, was not considered a slam dunk. The new TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time details how producer Verity Lambert (played by Jessica Raine), BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman (Brian Cox), and actor William Hartnell (David Bradley), among others, overcame the doubts of naysayers to come up with the one of the most fervently beloved TV shows of all-time.

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'Doctor Who' shocker! Ex-Time Lord actor reprises role in 50th anniversary minisode -- VIDEO

Are you a fan of Doctor Who? Then you need to stop what you’re doing  — be it driving a car, flying a plane, or talking about how you didn’t sexually harass a member of your mayoral staff — and watch the just-released video below, which contains a big surprise and sets up the forthcoming 50th anniversary special show, which debuts November 23.

I’ll say no more, except that it does indeed feature a surprise appearance by a former Time Lord actor and…Argh, I’ve said too much already!
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'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary show to be screened in more than 300 theaters

This November’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary show really will be bigger on the inside — the inside of cinemas, anyway. BBC America announced today that on Nov. 23, the 75 minute-long “The Day of the Doctor” will be screened in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Minneapolis at the same time the special is being simulcast around the world. The screenings will be 3-D with tickets going on sale Oct. 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': All 11 Doctors in one photo and trailer

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The BBC has opened its Doctor Who 50th Anniversary media tease floodgates with a promotional photo featuring all 11 Doctors (full-size image here) plus a teaser trailer for the upcoming special — titled “Day of the Doctor.” The special airs Nov. 23, and then the show’s 12th time lord, Peter Capaldi, will take the stage in the Doctor Who Christmas special. Here’s the teaser showing all the previous doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith (and a couple friends and foes). Still missing: Any actual new footage from the upcoming special.

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