doctor who bbc america specials 'Doctor Who' return promoted with series of BBC America specials

Pete Hornberger from “30 Rock” tops our list of people we never would have pegged for “Doctor Who” die-hards, but clearly that’s a mistake.

Actor Scott Adsit is one of the experts lined up for a series of “Best Of” BBC America specials tied to the August 27 mid-season return of “Doctor Who.” 

Adsit joins “Ministry of Laughs” host Chris Hardwick, G4’s Alison Haslip and a slew of other Who-philes for programs devoted to the series’ famous foes, companions and epic moments.

First up is “Doctor Who: Best of the Doctor,” Saturday, Aug 13, at 9:00 p.m. ET, followed by “Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters” the next Saturday at the same time.

A series of short, behind-the-scenes episode documentaries titled “Doctor Who Confidential” will air Friday, Aug. 26, after their respective Season 6 episodes, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.

“Doctor Who” returns Aug. 27, 9:00 p.m. ET, with “Let’s Kill Hitler,” after which the final special, “Doctor Who: The Best of the Companions,” will air.

Might we be more excited for the mid-season return of “Doctor Who” than the Season 6 premiere? It’s quite possible.