‘Doctor Who’ Cancelled? Not On Your Life

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Rumors are being reported that we could see hit BBC show Doctor Who cancelled. As previously reported on Inquisitr, an unnamed source from within the BBC has leaked the information that the show is “struggling” and “in crisis,” and that 2016 will see Doctor Who cancelled in favor of fewer feature length episodes. This would not be the first time this has happened, with David Tennant’s 2013 run being a good example. And according to the Mirror, the hit show has hit a crisis period, with viewers dropping below four million, which they say could result in the tenth season of Doctor Who being cancelled.

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Somewhat more credible is the thought that we might see Doctor Who cancelled because of problems with the cast. There are rumors swirling around that Peter Capaldi wants to leave the show to “spend more time with family,” and Jenna Coleman is leaving the show, with no clear word as yet on who will replace her. A Doctor who wants a sabbatical and no companion sounds very much like a repeat of the 2013 situation with David Tennant, but there’s problems with this scenario, too. Firstly, tracing those Capaldi rumors back to their source reveals that there isn’t, in fact, a primary source. It’s not impossible, but it seems unlikely in light of Capaldi’s official comments at the Radio Times festival recently, where he unequivocally stated that he was not thinking of leaving the show “any time soon.”

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Regardless of whether we get a full Season 10 or a series of feature length Doctor Who movies next year, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see Doctor Who cancelled any time soon.

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