Longest running science fiction TV series
Doctor Who
United Kingdom
As of 18 May 2013, a total of 798 episodes of Doctor Who (BBC, UK) have been aired. This total encompasses 239 story arcs and a full-length TV movie but does not include spoofs, spin-offs or webisodes. Filming for the eighth series of the revamped format – which will once again star Matt Smith (UK) as the Eleventh Doctor – is scheduled to start in September 2013.