The Day of the Doctor will not only be simulcast, but also commercial free! So don't rely on commercials for bathroom breaks.
To avoid leaks and spoilers, sweeties, the BBC plans to air the 50th anniversary special simultaneously across the globe. That means viewers on the West Coast of the US will be watching at 11:00 am, while fans in Sydney have to get up at 6:00 am to catch the special.
In other Who news, rumors of a "big mystery announcement" at midnight are spreading around the internet like wildfire. Some speculate that the new Doctor will be named, while others suggest it may just be an announcement announcing a date for the announcement (yo dawg). It's most likey to be an announcement for a live special on Sunday night where the new Doctor will be revealed. Either way, the identity of the next Doctor is pretty likely to be revealed this month. We'll keep you posted.
UPDATE: The BBC announced a live special that will air this Sunday, August 4th at 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET. Tune in to find out who the next Doctor will be!