DOCTOR WHO producer/writer Steven Moffat told The Radio Times that the Seventh Season of the revived series will have at least 14 episodes, counting the Christmas Special.
“We always do 14 because we do the Christmas special as well and obviously we start in the autumn with the Christmas special as part of the run, so it’ll be at least 14.”
Regarding what’s coming up for the 2013 50th Anniversary of the original show’s 1963 debut, the producer (a WHO fan himself) hastened to assure viewers that special plans are afoot.
“…I promise you, I promise you for so many reasons I can’t talk about yet, there will never be a better time to be a Doctor Who fan, I absolutely promise that!”
Video of Steven Moffat relating the news can be found at the link above.
Production of Season 7 begins in Cardiff Wales this Feburary.