<p>John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness on &quot;Torchwood.&quot;</p>

John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness on "Torchwood."

Credit: BBC

BBC & Starz team up for more 'Torchwood'

New, international-themed season to debut next summer.

"Torchwood" will be back on television next summer in a couple of new homes, with Starz replacing BBC America as the sci-fi series' American broadcaster and the characters perhaps leaving their Wales stomping grounds to reflect "the more international scope of the series."

Then-"Doctor Who" showrunner spun John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness off into his own, more adult-themed series in 2006 (it debuted here in early 2007), about a covert British government team specializing in alien life. The show muddled through a first season that took the "adult" designation to mean "lots of sex and nothing but," creatively improved in its second season, then took a massive leap forward with last summer's "Torchwood: Children of Earth" five-night miniseries.

That miniseries ended with only two members of the team remaining: Jack and Eve Myles' Gwen Cooper, and Jack was leaving Earth to cope with the losses he suffered during the story. Both Barrowman (who was attached to a failed attempt to produce a new US-based version of the series for Fox) and Myles will return, and other castmembers will be announced soon. Davies, who turned over the "Doctor Who" franchise to Steven Moffat, is still attached to produce.

The press release suggested the partnership with Starz "will allow Davies and his writing team to tell a more explosive and global story," and noted that the series "has to date been located primarily in Cardiff, Wales," suggesting Jack, Gwen and company might be traveling far and wide whenever he gets back to our particular globe.

It'll be interesting to see Davies working with what sounds like a larger budget, as he and his team managed to work miracles on what the BBC could afford (particularly with the very explosive and global "Children of Earth"), but I had hoped that if the show came back, it would be with that same five-episode, five-night miniseries format.

I know there was controversy over the miniseries' ending, so I'm curious to see how many of you are excited about more "Torchwood," and how many wish that Captain Jack just kept wandering the stars.

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<p>Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford in &quot;The Good Guys.&quot;</p>

Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford in "The Good Guys."

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Interview: Matt Nix talks about 'The Good Guys'

On mustaches, '80s cops and the importance of tasting evidence.

Last month, I reviewed "The Good Guys" before its "American Idol"-adjacent sneak preview. The show is back tonight at 9 on Fox in its regular timeslot, and I spoke with the show's creator, Matt Nix from "Burn Notice," about some of the inspirations behind the show, Fox's reaction to the disappointing ratings for the sneak preview, and more. So read on, and feel free to use this post to discuss the episode after it airs tonight.

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<p>Janette serves the Burnett family on Mardi Gras.</p>

Janette serves the Burnett family on Mardi Gras.

Credit: HBO/Paul Schiraldi

'Treme' - 'All On a Mardi Gras Day': Beignet, done that

Mardi Gras is a delight for some, a burden for others.

A review of tonight's "Treme" coming up just as soon as I anticipate munchies...

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<p>Jesse (Aaron Paul)&nbsp;concocts a plan on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Jesse (Aaron Paul) concocts a plan on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' - 'Half Measures': Compromising situation

Jesse's obsession with Tomas causes friction for Walt and Gus in a riveting episode.

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as the groundhog sees its shadow...

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<p>Is Amy pregnant?</p>

Is Amy pregnant?

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'Doctor Who' - 'Amy's Choice': Dream a little Dream Lord

The Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves caught between fantasy and reality.

BBC America ran a "Doctor Who" rerun marathon last weekend because of the holiday, but we had a new episode tonight, and I have a review coming up just as soon as I die looking like a Peruvian folk band...

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<p>Uda (Kristen Bell) takes her kickball seriously on &quot;Party Down.&quot;</p>

Uda (Kristen Bell) takes her kickball seriously on "Party Down."

Credit: Starz

'Party Down' - 'Party Down Company Picnic': Go see the Wizard

Kristen Bell makes a triumphant return.

A review of tonight's "Party Down" coming up just as soon as I get a hot dog's worth of your time...

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'Friday Night Lights' - 'The Son': Here lies a funny, funny man
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'Friday Night Lights' - 'The Son': Here lies a funny, funny man

Zach Gilford shines as Saracen copes with more tragedy.

Once, again, I reviewed all the episodes for this season of "Friday Night Lights" on my old blog as they aired on DirecTV. Because I can't bring content from the old blog over here, each week I'm going to link to those reviews so you can see what I and the DirecTV audience thought of them back in the fall, then discuss them here.

This week: "The Son," a tour de force for Zach Gilford as Saracen copes with the latest dramatic upheaval in his life. Go read the review and - keeping in mind that we will not be discussing, or even hinting at, anything that happens in episodes that have yet to air on NBC - tell me what you thought of the episode.

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<p>Stringer Bell conducts a meeting.</p>

Stringer Bell conducts a meeting.

Credit: HBO

'The Wire' Rewind: Season 3, Episode 1 - 'Time After Time' (Veterans edition)

We begin our summer look back at the series' middle season.

Okay folks, as promised, I'm going to finally completely my blog coverage of "The Wire" - aka The Greatest TV Drama Ever - with weekly reviews of the show's third season (which was the last to air before I began blogging). As with seasons one and two, I'm going to do every post in two versions: one for veterans who have seen every episode from start to finish and want to be able to discuss how events from these episodes played out later in this season and the seasons to come, and one for newbies who are seeing them for the first time and don't want later episodes and seasons spoiled for them. This is the veteran version; click here for the newbie review. (You can find links to my reviews of all the other seasons on the side rail of my old blog.)

Spoilers for the season premiere, "Time After Time," coming up just as soon as I roll past K-Mart...

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<p>Stringer Bell conducts a meeting.</p>

Stringer Bell conducts a meeting.

Credit: HBO

'The Wire' Rewind: Season 3, Episode 1 - 'Time After Time' (Newbies edition)

We begin our summer look back at the series' middle season.

Okay folks, as promised, I'm going to finally completely my blog coverage of "The Wire" - aka The Greatest TV Drama Ever - with weekly reviews of the show's third season (which was the last to air before I began blogging). As with seasons one and two, I'm going to do every post in two versions: one for veterans who have seen every episode from start to finish and want to be able to discuss how events from these episodes played out later in this season and the seasons to come, and one for newbies who are seeing them for the first time and don't want later episodes and seasons spoiled for them. This is the newbie version; click here for the veteran review. (You can find links to my reviews of all the other seasons on the side rail of my old blog.)

Spoilers for the season premiere, "Time After Time," coming up just as soon as I roll past K-Mart...

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<p>Fi goes biker chick in the &quot;Burn Notice&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Fi goes biker chick in the "Burn Notice" season premiere.

Credit: USA

'Burn Notice' - 'Friends and Enemies': Leave the biker, break his heart

Michael ponders a job offer in the fourth season premiere.

I said most of what I wanted to say about the "Burn Notice" season four premiere in yesterday's review, so just as soon as I change my hiring policies, why don't you tell me what you thought of Michael's new friend, of Harry Crane from "Mad Men" appearing in the 21st century, the mistake Michael makes at the end, and everything else?

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