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'Doctor Who' Officially Renewed for Season 8

May 20, 2013 (8:36 am) GMT
BBC announces on its blog that executive producer Steven Moffat is already 'plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.'

On the heels of its season 7 finale, "" has been confirmed to return for an eighth season. BBC announces through its blog that it has ordered a new season of the sci-fi series and reveals that executive producer Steven Moffat is "already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor."

To celebrate the 50th annivaersary of "Doctor Who", a 3D special is slated to air November 23. Current stars and Jenna-Louise Coleman as well as former cast members and will star in the special along with , Jemma Redgrave and Joanna Page.

Words are, Hurt will play "a dark side of The Doctor, one who did not necessarily abide by the same rules or even share a willingness to share the name."

Moreover, there will be "", a TV-movie about the genesis of the long-running series, and a Christmas special.

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