The series has been picked up for 14 new episodes despite rumors indicating no new episodes -- just four specials -- would air in 2012.
A "good chunk" of the new episodes will air in 2012, the BBC said.
"The new commission is a big commitment, not many other shows have such a commitment so far in advance," a BBC spokesman told the Guardian. "We do not know yet how many will air in 2012."
Season 6 of 'Doctor Who' has aired 7 episodes this year, with the remaining six scheduled for later in 2011. This season was the first time BBC America broadcast the series (almost) concurrently with its parent network in the UK.
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