We often use Doctor Who as a measure of how committed networks are to ensuring we can see shows soon after their overseas broadcast. Season 7 will kick off at 7:30pm on Saturday September 8, one week after it first appears in the UK.
That's the same pattern we saw last year. It's not an ideal arrangement, as that still leaves a week where dedicated fans have to avoid spoilers. If the ABC showed the episode on a Sunday evening, we'd have nothing to complain about. That said, it's still a faster turnaround than most other networks manage, especially since fast-tracking broadcasts seems to have become less common.
Will you wait for the ABC broadcast, or hunt down a copy as soon as the UK broadcast finishes? Tell us in the comments.
Returning: Doctor Who [TV Tonight]