"Torchwood" creator Russell T. Davies says U.S. television would be wise to implement a change in how it’s programmed, the Los Angeles Times reports. Davies suggests airing shorter seasons, similar to TV in his home country of Britain.
"I’ve lived in America now for two years, and you get these blocks of programming that run for 23 weeks of the year. And when they all stop before the summer, it’s like TV land is empty," Davies said. "I think stations should be more nimble and have 10-parters, six-parters."
Davies notes that the approach would appeal to increasingly niche audiences and would be "the smart thing to do."
For "Torchwood: Miracle Day," which is airing now on Starz, the series started with a 13-episode season but then was cut down to 10 episodes, he notes. "We really made it fly," he adds.