The hotly-anticipated 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who is coming on Saturday, November 23 — 50 years to the day after “An Unearthly Child” premiered on the BBC. To make us even more eager, today the network announced that the episode will air simultaneously in the U.K., the U.S., Canada, and more than 75 countries globally.
That means no pesky, timey-wimey time zones to worry about. When the first scene of “The Day of the Doctor” rolls in Britain early Saturday evening, it will also start on BBC America, SPACE, and other local channels.
That would put the episode’s first U.S. airing around mid-afternoon on the East Coast, and late Saturday morning on the West Coast. In all likelihood, BBC America will re-air the episode that night in primetime.
The special stars Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, and features John Hurt as a mysterious, previously unknown version of the Doctor.
BBC America will also host special 3D screenings of the episode in select U.S. theaters.
While the BBC hasn’t released a trailer for the episode yet (they promise that it’s coming), they have set loose a teaser “sting.” Watch it below, and get more Doctor Who in SciFi Stream’s series guide!