Friday, March 1, 2013

MARTIN CLUNES: So Where Is 'Doc Martin' Season Six? (TV TALK)

by Drew Mackie
on February 28, 2013 4:03 PM

Yes, we're going Bodmin once again. At 8 p.m. tonight, KCET is restarting the cycle of "Doc Martin" seasons -- or series, if you want to be British about it, and if you're a "Doc Martin" fan, then you probably do. And while the first episode of "Doc Martin" is a great piece of TV and the perfect setup for the adventures of the crankpot title character, many longtime fans may be curious to know what's up with the show's sixth season. We were too. Here's what we found:

For now, it looks like the new season is expected to air on Britain's ITV in the fall of 2013. The site Tellyspotting guesses that this could put new "Doc Martin" episodes on American TVs around January 2014. But that's just a guess. In March of last year, APT released a statement saying that the sixth season of "Doc Martin" would air in the U.S. in 2013.

The new season hasn't been filmed yet, but filming will likely start in spring.

The new season will reportedly feature Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz as Martin and Louisa, as well as Eileen Atkins as Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert, Joe Absolom as Al, John Marquez as PC Penhale and Jessica Ransom as Morwenna, the receptionist who succeeded Pauline (Kathleen Parkinson).

Doc Martin Online reports that eight episodes have been commissioned. It also states that the sixth season will most likely be the last.

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