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Watch the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special live online

Doctor Who Season 12 begins with the New Year’s Day special. Check out the 13th Doctor back in action with these live streaming options.

The 13th Doctor is back in action. Jodie Whittaker steps back into the costume for Doctor Who Season 12, and it all starts off with the New Year’s Day special. You’ll want to watch it live online, and we’re going to cover your options.

Doctor Who airs on BBC America in the United States and on CTV Sci-Fi Channel (formerly known as Space) in Canada. You can watch both online, although you will need a subscription for BBC America.

CTV Sci-Fi Channel is a little different. You can grab the CTV Sci-Fi Channel App, which is free if you’re already a TV subscriber. You just need to put in your subscriber details. And they don’t need to be yours if you have family willing to share their details to allow you to stream from the app. You can also watch live online through CTV Sci-Fi Channel.

Eventually, Doctor Who will head to Crave in Canada. It will head to HBO Now in the U.S., but won’t go to Amazon Prime Video, which is where all previous episodes have headed.

The episode will air at 8/7c in both countries.


What to expect in the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special

The special is actually going to be the first in a two-part special. Don’t worry; you’re not waiting too long for the second episode. Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2 will air on Jan. 5. After that, episodes will air on Sundays at 8/7c.

The New Year’s Day special is titled “Spyfall” and was written by showrunner Chris Chibnall. Yes, the title is a riff of Skyfall, and that’s because the story involves intelligence agents. MI6 turns to The Doctor when alien forces attack, but these attacks are happening all over the globe. It’s up to The Doctor and her companions to deal with the situation.

By the way, don’t expect this to be the last season with Chibnall as showrunner. He’s already working on Season 13, and he is staying on. Sorry, haters!

What do you hope to see in the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special? Share your thoughts in the comments below.