30 March 2013 12:45 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Quite the celebration is being put together for the 50th anniversary of the immensely popular BBC show Doctor WhoBBC America announced today that David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for the special alongside John Hurt, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and current Doctor Matt Smith.  Fan-favorite Tennant starred as the Doctor in three series beginning in 2005 before he was replaced by Smith.  The new special will be written by current showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran, with filming set to begin this week in the UK.  No word on when the special will air. Hit the jump to read the full press release, and click here to read our interview with Moffat regarding all things Doctor Who and Sherlock.  An eight-episode run of new episodes of Doctor Who begins tonight on BBC America at 8pm Et/Pt. Here’s the press release: Ahead Of Tonight’S Premiere, Doctor Who »

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