Rove to host Doctor Who panel on ABC2

Rove McManus is returning to television hosting a weekly Doctor Who discussion on ABC2.

Set to screen following weekly Doctor Who episodes, Whovians will also feature Tegan Higginbotham, Adam Richard and Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell, and celebrity guests.

Filmed in front of a studio audience, the half hour show is similar to the UK’s Totally Doctor Who and US fan shows such as Talking Dead (The Walking Dead).

“I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who for as long as I can remember so you can imagine how pleased I am to be hosting a show about it,” said Rove McManus. “Whether it be the classic era that dates back over fifty years or the modern series that has created its own decade-long legacy, it’ll be nice to have the opportunity to talk about my favourite TV show with like-minded individuals and be paid to completely geek out. You might say I’m so excited that I too feel like I have two hearts beating in my chest – and yes, it’s references like that which prove I’m the right guy for the job,”

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer of Doctor Who adds “Whovians will be the perfect companion piece for the thrilling new series of Doctor Who on ABC. It’s fantastic to have this exciting new program to delight Australian fans.”

Rebecca Heap, ABC Head of Programming and Digital, said: “As the home of Doctor Who in Australia we are thrilled to offer our audiences another way to engage with the popular program, as well as welcoming Rove back to our screens.”

Doctor Who returns 7:40pm Sunday April 16 on ABC with Whovians to follow at 8.30pm on ABC2.

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  1. Isn’t Doctor Who screening on ABC main channel and in HD (the first episode will be simulcast on ABC ME), with Whovians on ABC2 after that?

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