FOX to Purchase BBC
FOX TV is set to purchase the venerable British Broadcasting Company for a $5.2 billion stock swap. The BBC, producers of such fan favorites as "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood" will continue to have its base of operations in Great Britain, but, according to FOX spokesperson Lindsay Harcourt "There will be a number of programming changes to consider.". One of the
plans involves cancelling the popular "Doctor Who" franchise, replacing it with a time-travel series based upon "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". Says Harcourt: "Time shows are a sci-fi staple. The replacement is in keeping with our corporate strategy." When asked about fan uproar, she said "If it is sci-fi, they'll watch it."