Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13
I'm stealing this from the Doctor Who board - Russell T Davies is currently working on a couple of BBC projects: Aliens vs. Wizards which is being described as Doctor Who meets Harry Potter, and which not only involves much of the crew of the late, lamented Sarah Jane Adventures (which falls into the don't knock it unless you've seen it category - SJA was a far more intelligent, mature series than folks give it credit for), but it's already been commissioned for 2 seasons before the BBC has even officially announced it. And RTD is also working on something for BBC Worldwide called "Star Lost" which I assume is not connected to the Harlan Ellison-Ben Bova series, but you never know.
There's been no word as to whether a 5th season of Torchwood is in the pipeline.
"These are historical documents - preserving them is important. Tarting them up for a night out in the twenty-first century is unnecessary" - Toby Hadoke, "Should mistakes in old episodes of Doctor Who be fixed on DVD" (Doctor Who Magazine #445)