Here's a press release from BBC America which was released yesterday:
The entire channel is undergoing a "radical makeover" later this year. The channel will now "focus exclusively on bringing U.S. audiences the very best in contemporary British programs - including a greater emphasis on our world renowned news coverage," according to our new head honcho, Garth Ancier. Lots of great acquisitions to announce, including MI-5, the long-running youth soap Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon, the new Jennifer Saunders comedy The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, and new seasons of Hex, Life On Mars, and Doctor Who.
I was linked to the story originally by Rob Buckley ("The Medium Is Not Enough", link to the left) who put it this way:
Feel sorry for America: BBC America has just bought Torchwood.
Having already seen all thirteen episodes of 'Torchwood', thanks to "Markhael", I don't have the same attitude towards the show. In fact, I may even be a little more interested in seeing it again now, if only from a televisiologist's point of view; to see how much had to be edited out to be palatable to an American Puritan audience.
And so long as 'MI-5'/'Spooks' and 'Life On Mars' are guaranteed a home, all's right with my world.
I'll also probably give a look-see to 'Hollyoaks', just to see what it's like and to see if there are any little tidbits to be picked out which I can give a Toobworld spin....
I'll have to check Ryan's website for British TV show reviews to find out more about 'Hotel Babylon' and the Jennifer Saunders show......