As the year runs out of steam, so do the studios.  There is only one hope we have for new genre television, and she is all the hope you need:  The Doctor.  Doctor Who returns with a two-parter, with part one on New Year’s Day, and part two on the following Sunday.

[All synopses (and titles) from below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Doctor Who (2005) – S12E01 – Spyfall – When intelligence agents around the world are under attack from alien forces, MI6 turns to the only people who can help: the Doctor and friends. As they travel the globe looking for answers, attacks come from all sides. Earth’s security rests on the team’s shoulders, but where will this planet-threatening conspiracy lead them?