New DOCTOR WHO Showrunner Announced

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has announced that he wil be leaving the long-running BBC series, to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. The upcoming tenth season will be Moffat's last, although it's not scheduled to air until 2017. BBC has no new Doctor Who episodes planned for 2016 besides a Christmas special.

"Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I'm just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out," Moffat said to BBC Worldbeat. "While Chris is doing his last run on Broadchurch, I'll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighed that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chinball will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown into a skip."

Although best known for Broadchurch, Chibnall has written several episodes of Doctor Who, and was a head writer for Torchwood.

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