The Doctor Who News Page is reporting a press release from BBC America that says:
BBC AMERICA’s all-time highest rated show, Torchwood, is back with a U.S. premiere second season, beginning January 26, 9:00pm ET/PT. Created by Russell T Davies, lead writer on the current Doctor Who series, Torchwood (13 x 60) is a BBC Production, distributed by BBC Worldwide.
With guest stars including James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville), Alan Dale (Ugly Betty, The OC) and Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman, the show will air close to its UK premiere.
Richard De Croce, VP Programming, BBC AMERICA says: Torchwood has legions of loyal fans in the U.S. and we wanted to bring them the next season as soon as possible.
Given the air date, it looks like the American showing will be only a week or two at the most following broadcast in the UK. That’s pretty cool.
Of course, I’ll still end up downloading the UK broadcast version, because the US version gets edited slightly…but still.