The high school-set series is being likened to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Who cares about a billionaire with toys and a man in tights when you have a meth king versus a criminal mastermind?
Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall will replace him in 2018.
We highlight a round of great recurring and one-off performances from this year.
A rather poor set up eventually lead to an emotional and sentimental final act for River Song in this year's Christmas special.
"Hell Bent" was a very satisfying ending to a strong season that tied up both Clara's and the Doctor's season-long arcs while also leaving the door open for the future.
An ambitious and daring episode, "Heaven Sent" explored the isolating nature of grief in an episode that found the Doctor trapped in a prison meant only for him.
"Sleep No More" was an ambitious episode made of "found footage" that mostly worked despite the fact it was never really as scary as it wanted to be or thought it was.
With the future of mankind (and Zygonkind) at stake, "The Zygon Inversion" defied expectations and produced one heck of a performance by Peter Capaldi.
Osgood and the Zygons finally made their return, but was it necessary?
The show took a break from the "Clara's going to die!" theme of the season to focus on her opposite—a women who never would—in an important and necessary episode.
Maisie Williams' introduction to Doctor Who was a bit complicated.
An otherwise enjoyable episode was marred unnecessarily by the writers' assuming the show's fans aren't smart enough to figure things out on their own.
The new young adult series will debut in 2016.
"The Witch's Familiar" unfortunately didn't live up to its first-half, instead relying on the Doctor to play the fool we know he isn't.
Clara and Missy had to work together in the The Magician's Apprentice, a fine start to Season 9 that called on the Doctor's deep past with the Daleks.