Is Doc Martin cancelled?
The answer is no. Similar to last year, the doctor is on summer holiday (vacation) from the schedule. If you have been keeping up to date with the program, we just wrapped up series 5. A 6th series of Doc Martin was recently made available to public television stations. WITF intends to broadcast the new season this fall.
Why are you making us wait?
Each season of Doc Martin is an additional cost to WITF because the program is syndicated. We're certainly glad to pay the bill because we all really like the show! However, it's not part of the PBS schedule, which is why you may see different stations broadcasting different seasons of Doc Martin at different times of the year. Each season is an additional cost to WITF for a specified period of time. The way budgeting for such syndicated programs work out, WITF needs to wait until fall because we have limited funds to use in a certain period of time.
There is rumor of yet a 7th season of Doc Martin heading into production, but time will tell whether that is definite. If it happens, you'll be the first to know!
What do I do in the meantime?
We're currently encoring series 1 and 2 through May and June on Sunday nights at 6:00pm/7:00pm (depending on the week). You'll be able to catch the behind the scenes program Doc Martin Revealed in June where you'll hear from cast members and learn more about the town the show is taped in.
Be sure to check out Death in Paradise which will occupy the time slot (Saturdays at 9:00pm) where Doc Martin was. The premise is slightly different centering around a detective, not a doctor but the idea of a displaced main character who has to deal with a variety of personalities is still present.
Here is a preview of Death in Paradise...
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