So, let’s be honest, when we ran the story yesterday about Matt Smith going to LA to look for movie work. who was worried? C’mon, a show of hands? That’s what I thought.
Well the good news is that Matt is NOT leaving Doctor Who, not for the time being at least. The BBC has commissioned 14 new episodes of the show — Matt’s third season. There will be a 2011 Christmas special, and then a 13-episode series at some point in the new year.
BBC1’s head of communications, Sam Hodges, made the announcement on his Twitter feed, saying: “Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor.”
And Steven Moffat is on board too, telling his followers: “14 eps + Matt DEFINITELY. I’ve got a plan and I’m NOT TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS. Now hush or River shoots you with her Spoiler Gun.”
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