Shorter Who Season for 2012

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io9 are reporting that although there will be a new Dr Who series in 2012, it will be shorter than the 14 episode run we’ve come to expect.

How much shorter is still unclear. Does that mean 10 episodes, or a shorter series along the lines of Torchwood: Children of Earth? Given how much we love Matt Smith and Stephen Moffat, this is certainly a huge disappointment.

However BBC One Controller Danny Cohen has stated that there will be a special series run planned for 2013 to mark Dr Who’s fiftieth anniversary.

Meanwhile, Dr Who returns to screens September 2011.