Fox to develop U.S. version of Torchwood
We can classify this under "train wrecks waiting to happen." Fox has picked up the rights to produce an American version of the BBC sci-fi spin-off of Doctor Who, Torchwood.
Series creator Russell T. Davies is writing the pilot (and several other former executives of the original are behind the show), so there will likely be many similarities and possibly even nods to Doctor Who continuity. Critics who haven't seen the original will likely pigeonhole the show as The X-Files with more ostentatious sci-fi elements.
The question is, how will the show be handled? Will it be a complete reboot? Will it be an American branch of the institution? Most importantly, will John Barrowman star as Captain Jack Harkness (hey, he's already got the American accent)?
However, keep in mind that this is sci-fi on Fox. Despite similarities to The X-Files, Torchwood is a very different show where the characters actually meet alien races with great frequency. Also, American remakes of British shows rarely do well, but there are exceptions to that rule (The Office, for one).
The article also discusses the possibility of the team rebooting Doctor Who for American audiences. It's been done. It didn't work.