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09/27/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2018 14:36

Jodie Whittaker is the Iconic Time Lord as All-New DOCTOR WHO Premieres October 7 During Space’s Nationwide Freeview

TORONTO (September 27, 2018) - Space ushers in a new era of time-travelling adventures as it was announced today that an all-new season of DOCTOR WHO premieres Sunday Oct. 7 at 1:45 p.m. ET during Space's nationwide freeview (available now until Wednesday, Oct. 24).

Starring Jodie Whittaker (BROADCHURCH) as the Thirteenth incarnation of the titular Time Lord, the 10-episode new season of DOCTOR WHO, which The A.V. Club ranks among the '10 most-anticipated TV shows of fall 2018 ', airs spoiler-free as Space delivers the much-anticipated debut in simulcast with the U.K., followed by an encore broadcast at 8 p.m. ET. Following the premiere, all-new episodes of DOCTOR WHO debut in their regular Sundays at 8 p.m. ET timeslot beginning Oct. 14. Full of action and humour, the new season begins with the premiere episode, 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth.' Click here to watch the promo.

'We're thrilled to deliver a fresh season of DOCTOR WHO to new viewers and faithful fans alike who are eager to meet the latest incarnation of the iconic Time Lord,' said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. 'Pivotal and hugely popular on Space, we're excited to embark on this groundbreaking era for the series and watch it ignite Sunday nights with a whole new Doctor and refreshed creative team.'

With a lineup of some of the biggest programming in fandom culture, Space was a Top 5 Canadian Entertainment Specialty network across all key adult demos (#2 for A18-34, #3 for A18-49, and #4 for A25-54) during the 2017/2018 broadcast year. As well, Space claimed three spots among the Top 20 entertainment specialty series with KRYPTON, CASTLE ROCK, and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - the most-watched series in Canadian entertainment specialty history.

In addition to the all-new season of DOCTOR WHO, viewers tuning in to the Space freeview can also catch all-new episodes of returning series Z NATION and SUPERNATURAL, and new seasons of ARROW and DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, as the series make themselves at home exclusively on Space.

The freeview is available through participating television service providers across the country, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, Eastlink, Bell MTS, Rogers, Sasktel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, and Videotron, and others. The first episode of the highly anticipated new season of DOCTOR WHO will also be available on demand via set-top-box for all for Bell, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, and Eastlink subscribers from October 8 to November 7. Space's robust library of genre programming, available on demand via set-top box, online at Space.ca, and via the Space GO app, can be sampled by non-subscribers during the freeview period with participating TV providers.

Space Freeview Programming Includes:

Z NATION (Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET - Season 5 Premiere)

An unlikely group of survivors become reluctant heroes in the zombie apocalypse when they find themselves on a mission to save humanity in this series starring Kellita Smith (THE BERNIE MAC SHOW), Keith Allan (MAD MEN), Russell Hodgkinson (21 & Over), DJ Qualls (THE MAN IN HIGH CASTLE), Anastasia Baranova (SYN), Nat Zang, and Lydia Hearst (#Horror).

DOCTOR WHO (Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1:45 p.m. ET - New Season Premiere)

After being announced as The Doctor in July 2017 and making her first appearance during the 2017 Christmas special, Twice Upon A Time, Whittaker takes on the title role in the long-running action adventure series, re-teaming with BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall, who leads an all-new creative team for the next incarnation of DOCTOR WHO as head writer and executive producer. Joining the Doctor on her adventures this season - which includes encounters with all-new monsters - are new friends Graham (Bradley Walsh, LAW & ORDER: UK), Ryan (Tosin Cole, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Yasmin (Mandip Gill, HOLLYOAKS).

In the premiere episode, 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth', in a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?

SUPERNATURAL (Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET - Season 14 Premiere)

The harrowing journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its historic fourteenth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have matched wits with monsters, demons, Heaven, and Hell, but the brothers have a new problem on their hands as the Archangel Michael returns.

ARROW (Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET - Season 7 Premiere)

After revealing himself to be the Green Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) comes face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison.

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. ET - Season 4 Premiere) *New to Space*

After defeating the demon Mallus, the Legends were ready to ease off the gas. That was until Constantine (Matt Ryan, CONSTANTINE) arrived to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. History is now infected with 'Fugitives' - magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends that had been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine. These Fugitives are now returning to the world in droves and making a real mess of things.