This has yet to be confirmed by the BBC itself, but Doctor Who Magazine's latest issue has "officially confirmed" that Series 7 of the sci-fi drama won't reach UK screens until autumn 2012, according to Doctor Who TV.
Production on Doctor Who's seventh series is expected to begin in February 2012, and is strongly rumoured to again be split into two halves. This would probably mean the last 6 episodes of Series 7 won't air until Spring 2013, the year of the show's 50th anniversary. It's not known if a 2012 Christmas Special will be ordered, as one's never been inserted into the middle of a series before.
So enjoy the remaining two episodes of Series 6 (which ends 1 October), and relish this year's WWII-set Christmas special, because fans are probably going to be waiting eight months for new episodes. Of course, a wait of that length isn't unusual. In fact, it's approximately the length of time we were waiting for new episodes pre-Series 6! See, feel better now, don't you?
Also, as an added sweetener, showrunner Steven Moffat has promised very exciting things to celebrate the 50th anniversary, and that's increasingly likely to mean Series 7 will form part of Doctor Who's semicentennial. So the celebration may technically begin a little early, right...?
What's your feeling about this delay, if it proves to be accurate?