Returning: Whovians

Whovians is returning to ABC Thursdays in early January.

ABC has now confirmed Whovians is returning to ABC Comedy in early January.

Rove McManus and his team of super fans, Tegan Higginbotham, Steven O’Donnell, Justin Hamilton and guests, are back straight after the ABC’s broadcast of Doctor Who on Thursday nights.

TV Tonight understands Adam Richard will be on a well-earned break during this time.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the 12th series of Doctor Who offers a galaxy of things for Rove and the panel to dissect, delve into and celebrate. So get ready to get on board.

Whovians 9pm Thursdays from January 9 on ABC Comedy.

Doctor Who is also confirmed for premiere on ABC iview ahead of a primetime broadcast (7:30pm January 2 then 8pm each week).

The Thirteenth Doctor is in her TARDIS on her way back to ABC for a thrilling 10-part series which will land on Thursday January 2nd at 6.55am (AEDT) on ABC iview, straight after the UK broadcast, and 7.30pm on ABC. Subsequent episodes will be available on ABC iview straight after the UK broadcast and on ABC on Thursdays at 8pm.

Starting with a blockbuster action packed two-part episode entitled Spyfall, the Thirteenth Doctor is well and truly back with a bang. As Jodie Whittaker takes charge of the TARDIS once again, the Doctor will be joined by her friends Tosin Cole (Ryan), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Bradley Walsh (Graham). The twelfth series will also welcome a host of famous faces including Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Robert Glenister and Goran Višnjić to name just a few.

Add to that some familiar faces including the Judoon and the Cybermen, series twelve is set to be an epic action-packed rollercoaster for everyone, just don’t stray too far from behind the sofa…

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  1. Reading much closer- so no same day terrestial broadcast? This is what I am reading. While technically episodes will be available to audiences almost immediately on iView, it sounds like the ABC are abandoning the Monday 6pm timeslot in favour of a delayed broadcast (the strong assumption that the BBC will retain a Sunday evening broadcast.) I’d be interested to hear the ABC’s rationale for the change of timeslot.

      1. I didn’t need to, the question wasn’t when Doctor Who was going to be broadcast in Australia, the question was why the ABC decided to broadcast Doctor Who days after the UK broadcast.

    1. Yep the BBC are showing it on Sunday’s after the first episode, as in UK time Spyfall, Part 1 is on Weds Jan 01st and then Spyfall Part 2 is on Sun Jan 05th, and the further 8 episodes will follow on the Sunday’s after.

      Which means the part of: “Subsequent episodes will be available on ABC iview straight after the UK broadcast and on ABC on Thursdays at 8pm,” will be Monday for us on iView, of course the shame with that being it won’t be in HD until the ABC Thursday airing given iView isn’t HD.

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