The Official BBC Doctor Who Twitter feed has confirmed that Series 7B is to air on BBC 1 on Easter Saturday - 30 March 2013. They have stated:
The Doctor is back in a fantastic adventure written by the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat. The episode - the first in a run of 8 - is directed by Colm McCarthy whose previous credits include Hustle, Spooks and Endeavour.
Later adventures in the run include episodes written by Mark Gatiss (Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors) and Neil Gaiman.
Steven Moffat has promised us that in terms of Doctor Who, 2013 will be a ‘tremendous’ year and we’ll be bringing you more about the forthcoming adventures soon.Update: BBC America have confirmed that they will be airing Series 7B on the same date as the BBC - so 30 March 2013 for both the UK and the US.