TV News: Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Knick

Doctor Who
To avoid fan spoilers, the BBC1 is slated to screen the “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Special at the exact same time in over 200 countries around the world. More than 100 million viewers are expected to tune in.

The global simulcast will take place on November 23rd at 12pm on the US west coast, 8pm in the United Kingdom, and 7am the next day on the east coast of Australia. [Source: The Express]

The Walking Dead
David Morrissey’s ‘The Governor’ character will have a major presence in at least two fourth season episodes.

Both episodes are being unofficially billed as “standalone Governor” installments and will likely air in the first block of eight episodes. [Source: TV Line]

The Knick
Though already discussed, Cinemax has finally officially announced the TV series “The Knick” which will hit screens in 2014. Clive Owen will star and Steven Soderbergh will direct all ten episodes with filming taking place in New York this September.

Set in downtown New York in 1900, the story centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. [Source: The L.A. Times]