BBC America Sets 'Doctor Who' Premiere

The Doctor is back!

BBC America will premiere the new season of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith, next month. The beloved franchise will launch Saturday, April 23 at 9 p.m. with Part 1 of its two-part season premiere.

The season picks up with the Doctor (Smith) and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) finding “themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office in 1969.”

The two-parter was penned by Steven Moffat and features guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural). Alex Kingston (ER) will also reprise her role as River Song.

Check out the new promo for the new season: (Click the image for a larger size.)