June 7th, 2010

JB Jack Russell

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Especially if this is true:

BBC Press Release:

BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz Entertainment have today announced a three-way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.

The 10-episode installment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Worldwide productions.
Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC One, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the US and around the world.

John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and Gwen respectively, along with new faces.

Announcing the commission, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "We have a long history of working with many US networks, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with Starz for the first time, as well as to be reunited with the best of British in Russell, Jane and Julie.

"Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever."

Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions, added: "Torchwood has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and US, and in this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive instalment yet.

"We're committed to programming exceptional television that is entertaining, imaginative and provides a premium TV experience, and by any measure the new concept for Torchwood fits that mandate."

Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht, said: "I've been part of successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I'm very much looking forward to working with them again."

Torchwood is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger – while fighting mankind's darkest instincts. The series was originally commissioned and produced in 2006 by BBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series capturing UK audiences of more than 6million.

BBC Worldwide has distributed previous Torchwood series around the world to territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights.
The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands.
In 2008/09, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £102.6 million (before exceptionals) on sales of over £1 billion.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively.
Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play.
Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.
Rachel Jammies

Continuing the awesomeness with a pimp post....

ppth_support The Unusual Suspects is back with the 3rd Season of House MD. We're looking for stories or even fanart about the supporting characters and guest stars. This week we have the Drabble challenge for Meaning

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Some mmom pimpage for the lovely ebineez01, who wrote a bunch of wonderful Torchwood/Dr. Who wank-fics, mostly about Jack, but also a great Tosh piece as well. Her Jack is impeccably real!Jack and fics include appearance by Gwen, Owen, The Doctor, Alonso, Algy (yay ALGY!!!) and Donna. She even wrote an awesome little Life on Mars ficlet.

Check out all her MMOM FICS right here.

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RPS-Zach Quinto/Chris Pine

A Place For Me In Your Heart by babykid528.

A bit of angst, but mostly fun and fluff. Nice use of texting and email to convey the narrative. Also...check out Chris' secret notebook...includes allusions to Jane Austin.


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Torchwood/Dr. Who

That I Might Fly Away Where the Ships by shane_mayhem

Gut-wrenching, but exquisitely beautiful Jack/Jack fic, reminding us all once again, how much love and passion and intensity there was in that short relationship, and how much they really were "meant for each other" even if it could never be.

Dorian by kalichan.

I'm a little leery of many Jack/Historical figure stories, but Jack and Oscar Wilde are such a perfect combination and kalichan does a brilliant job creating both a believable young Wilde and a very good real!Jack, who has very few compunctions, but occasionally restrains himself, mostly because of his Doctor obsession. Good stuff.

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Stargate/Rachel Maddow

The Interview by geoncannon.

I'm not really a Stargate person, but this is a wonderful mixture of fiction and "reality" as Samantha Carter does an interview with our favorite geek/newsbabe.
jack slut

In honor of the long-awaited announcement!

This set's going out to the real!Jack believers and Torchwood fans who KNEW we would get another Series and who are actually looking forward to seeing the show again. Bigger & Better than ever...just like John told us all along.

I know some of you are still ambivalent or feel that there are reasons you can't or shouldn't be happy about this, but trust me...come on board...feel the high....the kids are all right. Come join the happy-dancing. (We'll be here all year.)

Waiting For a Star To Fall-Boy Meets Girl
Good Things Are Coming My Way-PJ Proby
Headstart For Happiness-The Style Counsel
Easy To Love-John Barrowman
Winning-Cliff Richard
Back For Good-Take That
Ride Captain Ride-Blues Image