TV News: Dr. Who, Vampire Diaries, Trauma

Doctor Who
While “The Waters of Mars” has seen a more than a month long delay before its US airing, BBC America is moving ahead with the Christmas specials very quickly. The network has just announced an air date of Saturday December 26th at 9pm in the US for “The End of Time, Part One”, just one day behind the UK premiere of the episode on Friday, December 25th.

The final special, “The End of Time, Part Two”, has not yet officially set a US or UK airdate but a similar one day-delay pattern is expected. Meanwhile a few minutes of footage from the first scene post-opening credits of “The End of Time, Part One” aired in the UK during their “Children in Need” telethon a few hours ago and the clip is already up online.

The Vampire Diaries
Missed out on The CW’s biggest hit series and feel too far behind to catch up? Don’t worry, the network has come up with a great idea – a marathon screening.

During the quiet pre-Christmas week from Monday December 14th through till Friday December 18th, The CW plans to air all ten episodes that have screened so far of the vampire drama.

The move makes sense as most networks are showing repeats that week and most of the CW’s shows are now all on hiatus until late January.

Already written off as cancelled by many, NBC has surprised everyone as it has ordered three more episodes of its costly medical rescue series after a recent ratings rise and the network being short on inventory.