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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

Starz Decides Not to Return to Camelot

Camelot

After struggling to find viewers in a summer of similar genre shows like Game of Thrones and The Borgias, Starz has decided not to renew Camelot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series — which starred Twilight hunk Jamie Campbell Bower as a young King Arthur, with Joseph Fiennes as his Merlin — averaged less than... read more

Is a Party Down Movie in the Works?

Party Down

Time to break out the pink bowties!

Starz's short-lived cult comedy series Party Down may be getting resurrected as a big-screen movie, according to co-creator and executive producer Rob Thomas. Thomas broke the news during a special Party Down reunion held this past weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas.

"People are talking to us about doing a... read more

Torchwood Exclusive Video: Rex Matheson Finds Miracle Day a Pain

Mekhi Phifer

When conspiracies touch Torchwood, no one is safe. But this upcoming season, perhaps too many people are safe.

When sci-fi series Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres its fourth season on Friday, July 8 at 10/9c on Starz, we'll be introduced to a worldwide miracle: a day on which no one dies. Sounds pretty good, right?

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VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day

John Barrowman and Eve Myles

What if nobody on Earth dies?

That question lies at the center of Torchwood: Miracle Day, which follows what happens when suddenly no one on Earth dies and the population slowly begins to rise. The latest installment of the BBC series sees the secret Torchwood institute, including Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), come to the U.S. to try to... read more

Spartacus' Recasting Continues: Cynthia Addai-Robinson to Play Naevia

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Cynthia Addai-Robinson will replace Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Brandt played body slave Naevia to Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and then eventually became the lover of Crixus the gladiator in the original series' first season. Brandt decided not to... read more

10 Surprises in the Camelot Premiere

Joseph Fiennes

The beauty of adapting the King Arthur legend is its historical vagueness. If experts can't even agree whether or not the man lived, then that leaves plenty of freedom to mess around. At turns the legend has been magical (Excalibur), sanitized (The Sword in the Stone) or cheeky (Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Friday's premiere of Starz's Camelot had moments both unexpected and unsettling. Here's how this umpteenth version distinguished itself:

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Spartacus Finale: Things That Made Us Go "Ew!"

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Friday's Spartacus: Gods of the Arena finale left us feeling abused, amused and slightly bemused. Bloodshed we expected, even a few tears, but a happy ending? We didn't see that one coming from across the arena.

In the wake of Titus and Melitta's death, the House of Batiatus was out for blood. Believing Tullius was behind the tainted wine, Batiatus' crew ambushed Tullius and his minions in an alley, where his life was initially spared, but only so Batiatus could kill him later and then wall his body up in the new arena he had built. What is with these ancient Romans and extreme displays of disrespect? On the arena's opening day, Sextus decided to treat the crowds to public executions including one for escaped slave Diona. Also, Solonius proved himself to be a good student at backstabbing after taking all of Vettius' gladiators, shorting his conspirator Batiatus who expected half of the men. But that's okay because Gannicus was the ultimate victor of the bloody Primus, thus winning elevated status for the House of Batiatus. Miffed, Solonius maneuvered Batiatus into making the ultimate sacrifice and show of public generosity: granting Gannicus his freedom.

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