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Doctor Who Wins TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Cover Contest

Matt Smith

Hordes of Whovians, as they're called, voted for the British sci-fi series to win our third Fan Favorites cover poll — galvanizing support through countless blog posts, message-board comments and tweets. The consensus was it's about time Doctor Who (beloved back home in the U.K.) got the props it deserves in the States. And that the fans love Matt Smith, who currently plays the show's titular time and space traveler known only as the Doctor ("Doctor who?" Get it?). "That's amazing!" Smith shouts on the road to a shoot in Wales, before turning serious. "Thank you to... read more

Ask Matt: Downton Abbey's Meanies, Remakes, Touch, Grey's Anatomy and More!

Siobhan Finneran and Rob James-Collier

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I'm one of the last people one would expect to watch Downton Abbey, but after hearing the endless raves about it, I made it through the first season on DVD during a weekend, and a new episode is now one of the highlights of my TV-watching week. However, my question is about the "mean girls" (i.e. Thomas and Miss O'Brien). Sure, it's always fun to have a couple of mustache-twirling villains to root against, but unless I missed something, I guess they're supposed to be bad just for the sake of being bad. read more

Torchwood Finale Postmortem: Espenson on Jilly's Revelation, Big Twists and a Lack of Aliens

Torchwood: Miracle Day

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day. Read at your own risk.]

A hole in the world is the villain? The Blessing tells Jilly she's "right"? Rex is immortal?

So many burning questions linger after Friday's finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the end to an ambitious 10-episode season that had big things to say about politics, the media and, of course, mortality itself. TVGuide.com spoke with Jane Espenson -- who wrote or co-wrote half of the season's episodes for series executive producer Russell T. Davies — about Jilly's curious revelation, the distinct lack of Torchwood's usual otherworldly baddies and why Captain Jack and Angelo didn't get to say goodbye.

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Torchwood's John Barrowman Teases Doctor Who Return, Attempts to Calm Ianto Fans

John Barrowman

Hey, Steven Moffat, are you listening? John Barrowman wants back in on Doctor Who! And from the deafening cheers that accompanied the suggestion at Comic-Con, viewers do too.

During Thursday's Fan Favorites panel, Doctor Who star Matt Smith told the crowd that he'd love to welcome back Barrowman, who originated the role of Captain Jack Harkness on the long-running sci-fi hit, for the show's upcoming 50th anniversary.

"I would love to do it," Barrowman replied Friday at the panel for Starz's Torchwood. (Full disclosure: This reporter moderated it.) "I think it would be disappointing for... read more

Burning Questions Answered! Torchwood: Miracle Day, Episode 1: “The New World”

John Barrowman

Each week, TVGuide.com will round up the producers and cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day to answer your burning post-episode questions. In Friday's premiere, "The New World," humanity is hit with immortality, causing panic around the globe. CIA colleagues Rex and Esther begin investigating the phenomenon. Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Gwen, the last remnant of Torchwood, compelling Captain Jack's sudden return.

Torchwood Miracle Day's Eve Myles: Without Captain Jack, Gwen is in a strange, lost place

Where did Captain Jack go after he left Gwen and Rhys at the end of Children of Earth?
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Torchwood Hits America: Captain Jack and the Gang Get Racy, Explosive in Miracle Day

Torchwood

When Jane Espenson was first approached about joining the writing staff of Torchwood, the veteran television writer whose credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the rebooted Battlestar Galactica had just one thought: "It's going to be hard to get stakes higher than aliens wanting to gobble up the children of Earth."

Fortunately for fans waiting to see how immortal alien hunter Captain Jack Harkness would return after suffering the devastating losses he did in 2009's Torchwood: Children of Earth, series creator Russell T. Davies had just the ante-upping answer. For the U.K. hit's fourth season, (premiering Friday at 10/9c on Starz), he'd move the action from Cardiff, Wales across the pond (and into the bigger-budget land of pay cable), transform actor Bill Pullman into a worldly "monster," and hit Jack with a head-spinning reality in which everyone is cursed with living forever — except, suddenly, him.

Watch the trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day

"Immortality sounds fantastic for about a second," says John Barrowman, who has played the unsinkable Jack since the sci-fi show's 2006 launch on BBC Three... read more

First Look: Torchwood Returns, With CIA Back-Up

Torchwood

Captain Jack is back! After a break of nearly two years, John Barrowman's omnisexual immortal time traveler and his alien-fighting organization will finally return for a new season of Torchwood on Friday, July 8. Subtitled Miracle Day, the 10-episode adventure moves to the show's new U.S. home, Starz.

When last seen in the summer of 2009 the Torchwood unit was decimated and its U.K. hub destroyed as the heroes successfully saved Earth's children from fearsome aliens and cowardly humans.... read more

Torchwood: Miracle Day: What Happens if Everyone is Immortal?

Russell T. Davies

What if Captain Jack wasn't alone in his immortality? That's the premise of the new season of Torchwood — titled Torchwood: Miracle Day — which will launch on Starz later this year.

"The premise is a miracle happens to the world," series executive producer Russell T. Davies said Friday during the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "The old stay old and keep getting older. The dying keep dying, but no one quite dies. The possibility of death ceases to exist."

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Starz Acquires Torchwood

Torchwood

Starz has acquired the U.S. television rights to BBC's hit franchise Torchwood, the cable channel announced Monday.

Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green lead Camelot cast

A new 10-episode season will debut exclusively on Starz in the U.S. and on BBC One in the U.K. during summer 2011. Past seasons of Torchwood have aired in the U.S. on BBC America.

Cast members from the previous versions of Torchwood — including John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) — will return for the new version. Russell T. Davies, who created the Doctor Who spin-off in 2006, will serve as the showrunner.

Spartacus six-part prequel to air on Starz in January

The new series will tell ... read more

Doctor Who and Torchwood Set for U.S. Return: Plus: Get a Video Sneak Peek!

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

The Doctor will see you now — or, more specifically, in a few weeks.

BBC America has acquired the Stateside rights to five Doctor Who specials that mark the end of both Russell T. Davies' stint as show-runner and David Tennant's run as the titular time-traveler. Producer Steven Moffat and actor Matt Smith will... read more

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