Q: What is the status of the British series "Torchwood"? It was being shown on the Starz channel. Is it going to be continued or what?
A: Starz carried "Torchwood: Miracle Day," set partly in the United States and continuing the characters from the British series that had previously aired on BBC America. There has been much talk about another round of "Torchwood" for 2012, but that has seemed less clear in recent weeks. Starz Chief Executive Albrecht has reportedly said that the network is interested in more if there's an idea that appeals to series creator Russell T. Davies. But in early December, Davies put all work on hold to take care of his partner, Andrew Smith, after Smith was diagnosed with brain cancer. Davies and Smith even moved from Hollywood back to England, the BBC reported, and took up residence near a major cancer hospital in Manchester. Davies told the BBC: "I don't know when I'll start work again. I've got to see how Andrew's health goes."