TVLine Items: Doctor Who's Spoiler-Proof 50th Plan, Witches Premiere, Scream News and More

Doctor Who 50th SimulcastIn a bold bid to avoid timey-wimey spoilers spreading ’round the Internet, Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special will be simulcast worldwide at the same time.

In other words, per RadioTimes.com (which kindly did the math for us), the milestone outing will, for example, air Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 pm across the pond on BBC1, at 2 pm here in New York City and at 11 am for Whovians in Los Angeles. (Aussies, meanwhile, would first lay eyes on the Matt Smith/David Tennant meet-up that Sunday at 6am.)

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* Lifetime has announced that The Witches of East End, which is based on the Melissa de la Cruz novel and counts Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter, Daniel DiTomasso, Jason George and Virginia Madsen among its cast, will premiere Sunday, Oct. 6.

* MTV’s Scream pilot will be penned by writing/producing partners Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, The Event, Revenge), the cabler revealed on Friday.

* In Loving Color alum Ali Wentworth will guest-star on CBS’ Blue Bloods this fall as a sexpot perpetually kvetching about her neighbors, EW.com reports.

* Disney XD has renewed Lab Rats for a third season, to premiere late in 2014.