Bullet dodged: Fox kills Americanized Torchwood

If you're like us, and you were mildly alarmed at news that Fox was developing a U.S. version of Torchwood, this comes as something of a relief: word that Fox has killed the idea.

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog:

Fox has decided not to pursue a U.S. version of the UK cult hit. The network was developing a stateside version of the "Doctor Who" spinoff, a prospect which divided fans.

"BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format," said BBC Worldwide in a statement. "We are currently in discussion with several interested networks."

Sounds like BBC still wants to jump-start an Americanized version of the show. We'll see if that happens.

The other good news: no plans for a U.S. reboot of Doctor Who.

Are you relieved?

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