New Year’s Day in 2020 for Doctor Who fans means the precisely 365 day wait for Season 12 to begin finally concludes. Jodie Whittaker is back as the Thirteenth Doctor, and she’ll be accompanied by both familiar friends and rather large, pesky familiar foes.
In the United States, Doctor Who will once again be televised on BBC America at 9/8 c. Those with cable or satellite TV packages probably already have the channel in their lineup. You can also watch Doctor Who Season 12 Episode 1 online free without cable using a live stream service.
BBC America via Fubo TV
Fubto TV is the only way to live stream Doctor Who online for free in the USA by taking advantage of their 7-day free trial offer. BBC America is one of over 100 channels included in the base $54.99 a month package.
With the free trial offer you won’t pay a cent during the first week and can cancel before the first paid month kicks in. Given the channel package and access to BBC America live streaming, there’s a good chance you’ll like Fubo TV and keep it.
Here are the basic features for the base standard package of Fubo TV:
- 110 channels with 130+ events in 4K
- Cloud DVR Plus – 30 hours of space ($5 more gets you 500 hours)
- Family Share – 2 screens at once
BBC America via Sling TV
The easiest way to watch Doctor Who Season 12 episodes online free is by taking advantage of a Sling TV $10 savings off the first month offer.
BBC America is included in the $30 Sling TV Blue or Orange base packages so you do not need the big combo package to stream Doctor Who. With the current offer you’ll only be charged $20 rather than $30. Unfortunately Sling TV has retired their 7-day free trial offer.
Sling TV features include:
- Get 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage for free
- Add Cloud DVR Plus for $5/mo to record up to 50 hours of content
- Fast forward through commercials
- Keep your recordings for as long as you’re a customer
- Record multiple shows at once
BBC America via Hulu with Live TV
Another equally solid way to watch Doctor Who Series 12 online is to try out Hulu with Live TV. Hulu’s Live TV channel selection includes BBC America so you’ll be able to catch the entire 12th season online without cable.
Plus, with Hulu with Live TV you’ll get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage to keep your favorite programming around for repeat viewing. That’s in addition to Hulu’s vast library of accessible content and originals. Signup for Hulu with Live TV to start using one of the highest rated and popular streaming services available.
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) December 2, 2019
Doctor Who Season 12 Episode 1 Preview
If you loved The Judoon who terrorized the Tenth Doctor more than a decade ago, get excited because they are confirmed to be returning for Season 12 as the still above reveals.
Specifically they will be returning to modern-day Gloucester. The “why” remains a mystery but might be revealed by the time the Season 12 premiere comes to a close.
When the episode does end it might very well do so on a cliffhanger. Spyfall, Part 1 will naturally be followed by Spyfall, Part 2 on Sunday, January 5th.
Guest-starring in Spyfall, Part 1 is veteran actor Neil Stuke. He’ll be making his Doctor Who debut.
Other newcomers include Jo Martin, Molly Harris, Julia Foster and Anjli Mohindra. They’ll join the returning team including Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole.
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) December 31, 2019