Cool news: The BBC has renewed Doctor Who for a 14-episode seventh series, with “a good chunk” of the episodes airing 2012. It’s not yet known how many will air next year.
As mentioned by The Guardian, “the renewal follows a report in Private Eye that producers BBC Wales were proposing not to make a full series of the hit show in 2012 and instead air four specials.”
I don’t mind the current ‘split season’, as it serves the narrative while reducing the long wait for new episodes. But I’d very much like to watch all of Series 7 in the same calendar year.