It was originally rumoured that the next full series of Doctor Who wouldn't air until August 2014, but a recent report from Media Guardian's 100 List reveals that it probably won't broadcast until the following Autumn, stating the following:
Doctor Who may not be quite the force it was when it returned with Christopher Eccleston and in its David Tennant heyday in the UK, but has a growing audience in the US on cable channel BBC America.
It will not return next year until the autumn, giving it plenty of time to recharge batteries. And what better way to do that than with a new Doctor?
The eighth series - the first to feature the Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi - is also rumoured to include only twelve episodes, with the 'final' one airing as the Christmas special for the year. All is yet to be official confirmed by the BBC. Filming for the next series will begin in January 2014, however, Doctor Who will return later this year in the show's 50th anniversary special, before current Doctor Matt Smith bows out in this year's Christmas special; both on BBC One and BBC One HD.