BBC Renews Doctor Who for Season 8

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On the heels of a terrific Doctor Who Season 7 finale, BBC announced over the weekend that this beloved sci-fi series would return for Season 8.

"The show's lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he's already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor," according to an announcement on the network's website.

Doctor and Clara

However, viewers need not wait until 2014 to see new adventures, as the series celebrates its 50th anniversary on November 23 with a 3D special.

It will feature current and former stars Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt and many more.

Later this year, meanwhile, BBC will also air An Adventure in Space and Time, a film that looks delves into the history of the very long-running drama.

And, finally, fans can look forward to the annual Christmas special in December, according to the BBC, although a premiere date has not been released for it.

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