“Torchwood”…3 Seasons and out?

The 2nd series of “Torchwood” ended very dramatically, and poised itself to make major changes for series 3. Now it seems that it may also be the last. Torchwood TV is reporting:

OK… A few weeks ago this blog was abuzz with the rumors posted by “BBCINSIDER.” He/she said the following: “It seems that cos of JBs hectic schedule – Torchwood has finished for now in its present state. What will be filmed however, and later than normal, are 5 stand alone episodes. AND THEN THAT WILL BE IT !!!”

They go to point out that this is only a rumor, and it appears that John Barrowman has signed on and only five episodes will be produced. With “Doctor Who” having a 3-special ’season’ in 2009, a 5-episode season for “Torchwood” isn’t strange. It would be a shame for “Torchwood” to burn out after only 2.5 seasons.

Yes, “Torchwood” has it issues as any show does, but collectively it is a terrific show. Especially when viewed in context with “Doctor Who”, both “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures” bookend nicely. I really hope that they keep this around.

What do you think of a short series 3? Should “Torchwood” stay around?


Billie Piper’s Secret Diaries Premiere Date Set

The Doctor’s former companion Billie Piper has grown up and moved on to “The Secret Diaries of a Call Girl”. As reported previously, Call Girl has been picked up by Showtime in the U.S.. Now a premiere date of June 16th has been set, and the Showtime website updated. Showtime describes the show as:

Taken from best-selling, real-life diaries, SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL is an eye-opening look into the world of a high-end call girl leading a double life. To her friends and family she is Hannah, a legal secretary clocking in regular hours and enjoying a “normal” life. To her clients, she is Belle, the answer to every man’s fantasies. Her challenge is to keep her two lives separate. Inevitably they begin to blur. Each half-hour episode is an illuminating glimpse behind the scenes of the high-class sex trade. The heroine struggles with personal and moral issues — with some rather naughty adventures along the way.

Through the magic of 21st century technology, I’ve already seen this series. I found it complex, and a very different kind of show. I think fans of HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me or FX’s Nip/Tuck will appreciate the style. Fans of Rose will be in for a surprise.