'Doctor Who' return promoted with series of BBC America specials

Pete Hornberger from "30 Rock" tops our list of people we never would have pegged for "Doctor Who" die-hards, but clearly that's a mistake.

Actor Scott Adsit is one of the experts lined up for a series of "Best Of" BBC America specials tied to the August 27 mid-season return of "Doctor Who." 

Adsit joins "Ministry of Laughs" host Chris Hardwick, G4's Alison Haslip and a slew of other Who-philes for programs devoted to the series' famous foes, companions and epic moments.

First up is "Doctor Who: Best of the Doctor," Saturday, Aug 13, at 9:00 p.m. ET, followed by "Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters" the next Saturday at the same time.

A series of short, behind-the-scenes episode documentaries titled "Doctor Who Confidential" will air Friday, Aug. 26, after their respective Season 6 episodes, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.

"Doctor Who" returns Aug. 27, 9:00 p.m. ET, with "Let's Kill Hitler," after which the final special, "Doctor Who: The Best of the Companions," will air.

Might we be more excited for the mid-season return of "Doctor Who" than the Season 6 premiere? It's quite possible.
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