Because we’re not done with Doctor Who Premiere Weekend which apparently is now a thing, we have three new shows you should be ready for:
Doctor Who: The Companions - Sunday, March 31 at 7/6c
All-new special, Doctor Who: The Companions, premieres Sunday, March 31, 7:00pm ET/PT. As the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, steps into the TARDIS, take a look back at previous companions that have won over the Doctor’s heart in Doctor Who: The Companions. Along the way, companions old and new talk about how the show has changed their lives, and how they’ve never quite managed to leave the TARDIS behind. Matt Smith and David Tennant are joined by fellow contributors including John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Noel Clarke (Mickey).
Doctor Who Revisited: Third Doctor Jon Pertwee - Sunday, March 31 at 8/7c
Take an in-depth look at the third incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought action and stunts to the series. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, executive producer CAROLINE SKINNER, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey) and more!
Classic Who: Spearhead from Space - immediately following ‘Revisited’
The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the middle of a meteorite shower and the Doctor is found by UNIT troops and taken to a nearby hospital. The Brigadier is faced with having to cope not only with the mysterious meteorites but also with Ransome, an ex-employee of a local plastics factory, who claims he has seen a walking mannequin.
John Barrowman and Alex Kingston on the set of Arrow.
A dancing Barrowman for your blog. Fabulous and transparent.
Why thank you.
Don’t mind if I do…
Every blog has room for a dancing Barrowman.
John Barrowman and Asha Leo for The Brit List: Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists x
Watch John tonight in the Brit List Special: The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists, 10/9c on BBC America.
Whovians get to do some time-traveling of their own with this show, cohosted by BBC America’s Asha Leo and WHO alum John Barrowman. The special — which highlights the show’s most memorable stars and monsters —is also perfectly time(y-wimie)d to whet appetites for the Christmas Day special episode.B+
The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists airs tonight at 10/9c on BBC America
It’s called the Brit List’s 'Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists'.
It’s hosted by this guy:
And this gal:
And it contains a whole lotta listicles as voted on by Whovians worldwide.
During the breaks they’ll show brand new interviews with Matt, Jenna, and Steven along with the BBC America broadcast premiere of the two Doctor Who prequels to The Snowmen: The Great Detective and Vastra Investigates.
John Barrowman reveals his picks for ‘Doctor Who’ villains in this exclusive clip.
Catch more on ‘The Brit List: The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists’ premiering on Friday, December 21 at 10/9c on BBC America.
THE BRIT LIST: DOCTOR WHO ULTIMATE LIST OF LISTS w John Barrowman Dec 21 BBC America
What’s your Top Five Doctor Who companions? Your Top Five Scariest Monsters? Your Top Five Guest Stars?
Don’t miss as BBC AMERICA’s pop culture correspondent ASHA LEO is joined by special guest Captain Jack Harkness himself, JOHN BARROWMAN (Torchwood, Doctor Who), to countdown the rankings in these and other heated polls.
Watch the World Premiere of the All New Special THE BRIT LIST: THE ULTIMATE DOCTOR WHO LIST OF LISTS, Friday Dec 21 at 10/9c, only on BBC America.
Rankings are based on votes from readers of BBCAMERICA.com’s Anglophenia blog, http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/.
I’m a lifelong Doctor Who fan. Like Peter Davison/Colin Baker, lifelong fan. So, when John Barrowman’s name came up for this part, they said, “Well, you should call him, Andrew,” which was amazing. I basically laid out the plan that we had for his character, and who he is and how he relates to everybody and what’s going on because we didn’t have a lot written, and I said, “So, I guess I’m asking you to take a leap of faith.”
He said, “It’s funny, seven years ago, Russell T. Davies told me to take a leap of faith with him, and I hear your passion and creativity the way I heard his. So, let’s do it!”
What’s most exciting is that he’s not playing Jack. This is a completely different character. He’s just such a tremendously talented actor, and it’s one of the things we’re most proud of with the show.
hat tip to Digital Spy
Who’s my special guest on BBC America’s The #BritList… The one &only John Barrowman @Team_Barrowman What a lucky girl I am. We’ll be talking all things Doctor Who, hitting your screens in the holidays
Torchwood fans stateside will be pleased to hear that a familiar face will be popping onto their telly screens this fall. Entertainment Weekly reports John Barrowman has nabbed a reoccurring role in the CW’s upcoming action drama Arrow.
The new series is based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, which centers on billionaire playboy Oliver Green, who, after spending five years shipwrecked on an island, returns home and assumes a secret vigilante identity to make amends and fight the ills of society.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Barrowman will play a “well-dressed man who is as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
How much does Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes love the British sci-fi show Doctor Who? “I feel the two highlights of my past five years are I got to meet (former Who executive producer) Russell Davies and I got to meet the star of (Who spin-off show) Torchwood, John Barrowman, who was in one of our pilots,” reveals the prolific TV showrunner. Indeed, an episode from the most recent season of Grey’s Anatomy featured a Who fan who lost his ear at a fan convention while rushing to get a model TARDIS signed by Davies.
Rhimes talked about her love for the show in last week’s Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who cover story (see above). But she had much, much more to say about the 49-year-old TV institution — whose new season debuts on BBC America later this summer — as you can read below…