We've been hearing about it for months, and the day has finally arrived. Today the 50th anniversary special Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor will be simulcast around the globe in more than 75 countries, starting at 2:50PM ET. The special will pair the current — and soon to be former — Doctor Matt Smith with his predecessor, David Tennant. Along for the ride will be the Doctor's current companion, played by Jenna Coleman, fan favorite Billie Piper, and yet another mysterior iteration of the Doctor, played by John Hurt. In the US the special will be airing on BBC America, while in the UK it will be on BBC One.
Not only will the special be shown at the exact same time on televisions around the world, but it will also shown in movie theaters in eight different countries as well. The return of Tennant and Piper has had fans of Doctor Who excited since word first leaked about the possibility earlier this year. While it's been reported that the special will not feature Christopher Eccleston, the actor that kicked off the new Doctor Who in 2005, it should nonetheless be considered a seminal moment in the history of the series — made all the more poignant given that Peter Capaldi will be taking over for Matt Smith for the season ahead.
We're including a partial list of times below. You can visit the full list of participating countries along with channel information here.
- 11:50AM - Pacific
- 12:50PM - Mountain
- 01:50PM - Central
- 02:50PM - Eastern
- 07:50PM - London
- 08:50PM - Paris
- 06:50AM (November 24th) - Sydney