It is unknown if all 13 episodes will run concurrently, or be split as with the present season, 6.
If Season 7 does see the episodes split, the second half would be televised in 2013, after 2012's Christmas episode.
In addition, 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with some pretty big and exciting things promised by Who showrunner Stephen Moffat.
So that could mean eight or nine months without any new Who, as this year's Christmas Story would mark the end of Season 6 with Season 7 not premiering until the Fall.
However, as Bleeding Cool mentions it would be hard to believe that there wouldn't be something new from Who in that time period.
There have been a lot of rumors and speculation in regards to the next couple seasons of Who, hopefully we hear more official word from the BBC soon.
Doctor Who airs on the BBCA Saturdays at 9pm ET.
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