The deal gives Doctor Who fans a way to catch up with some previous seasons of the BBC’s sci-fi series. Disney XD has picked up the rights to Seasons 2 through 4, beginning with a special on May 9.

Image (4) disney-xd-2013__140509174706-275x155.jpg for post 727564“Disney XD is recognized for its family-friendly programming, making the channel a great partner to introduce the David Tennant seasons of Doctor Who to a new generation of viewers,” says BBC Worldwide North America EVP Matt Forde.

Aficionados will recognize Tennant as the 10th Doctor in the series that ran in Britain from 1963-89, then was re-launched in 2005. The May 9 broadcast will offer the first episode of the first season in which he was featured. It will pick up again on June 13, with eight episodes rolling out through June 20. Pay TV subscribers who have the Watch Disney XD app can begin to watch the shows on mobile and digital devices beginning June 14.

“This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love,” says Disney XD GM Marc Buhaj. “The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues’ gallery of villains from around the universe.”