TVLine Items: Doctor Who Christmas Special Sets Date, Grey's Alum Enters Secret Circle and More!

Who‘s ready for a holiday treat?

BBC America has officially announced that Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe —  the cult hit’s Christmas special for 2011 — is set to premiere Sunday, Dec. 25.

“There’s a Narnia-esque shape and feel to the telling of this story,” star Matt Smith tells RadioTimes (via BBC America) of the installment. “Whereas last year felt more like a Christmas romp, there’s a slow-burning, ethereal magic to this.”

As part of a 48-hour countdown to the main event, BBC America is presenting Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials on Saturday, December 24, at 8 pm. Take a peek at The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe here:

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• Lauren Stamile aka Grey’s Anatomy‘s stabby Rose is joining The Secret Circle in the recurring role of a psychic with ties to Cassie’s dead momma and John Blackwell, Zap2It reports. Stamile, whose other TV credits include Burn Notice and Community, debuts on the CW series in Episode 12.

Eastbound & Down‘s third season will premiere Feb. 19 on HBO.

• Liev Schreiber (Scream) has been tapped to star in Showtime’s drama pilot Ray Donovan. The potential series centers on a professional “fixer” of the Hollywood elite.

• The inaugural season of Project Runway All Stars is set to premiere Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c on Lifetime, and EW.com has an exclusive first look at all of the unfashionable dramarama.

• Oxygen announced Tuesday the development of three (more!) new docu-series: All the Right Moves will follow the life of So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Travis Wall and his dancer friends; That’s D’Amore features the D’Amore sisters — Caroline, Bonnie and Christie — maintaining their family business in California’s beachy Malibu; and Taking NY stars four female friends — beauty director Leigh Cherrier, former E! Online writer Marianne Garvey, designer Leila Shams and publicist Kelly Brady — striving to “have it all” in New York.

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