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BBC America giving fans more 'Doctor Who' with specials

By Curt Wagner

RedEye

8:20 AM CDT, August 4, 2011

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"Doctor Who" returns for the second half of Season 6 on Aug. 27, but BBC America will get fans excited with a series of Who specials beginning Aug. 13.

The specials will focus on the best moments of the Doctor, the monsters and companions, and feature Matt Smith, Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston, as well as celebrity fans of the series including Nerdist podcaster Chris Hardwick, Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), G4 correspondent Alison Haislip, Natalie Morales ("Parks and Recreation") and Mark Sheppard, who played Canton Delaware III in the two-part Season 6 opener.

Take a look at the sneak peek above, then set up your DVRs. And don't forget the next "Doctor Who" episode, called "Let's Kill Hitler," premieres at 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Smith and Gillan have said it's an amazing episode.

DOCTOR WHO: BEST OF THE DOCTOR
8 p.m. Aug. 13
Follow the Doctor through an in-depth look at his very best moments. Join celebrity fans as they discuss their favorite moments from "Doctor Who."

DOCTOR WHO: BEST OF THE MONSTERS
8 p.m. Aug. 20
Look back at the Doctor's most terrifying, unusual and iconic monsters as celebrity fans join in with their favorites.

DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL
8 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 26; 11:45 p.m., 1 a.m., 2:15 a.m., 3:30 a.m. Aug. 27
Go behind-the-scenes of "Doctor Who" in these 15-minute episodes to meet the cast, production crew and other key people who play an integral part in making the epic series. This rare opportunity gives an inside look at the making of the most exciting season of "Doctor Who."

DOCTOR WHO: BEST OF THE COMPANIONS
8:50 p.m. Aug. 27
Join celebrity fans and the Doctor for an in-depth look at the best moments of the Doctor's trusty companions Amy, Rory and River Song.