Will ABC Soap Derail Torchwood Season 4?

Russell T Davies has been quoted as saying that the Torchwood that returns next season may not be the one people are expecting to see... But is that because John Barrowman may be jumping ship to star in Desperate Housewives?

Digital Spy is reporting that Barrowman told Radio 1 listeners in the UK that he's in talks to join the cast of ABC's once-popular soap opera, apparently saying,

I'm off to Los Angeles on Sunday again. I probably shouldn't say this but I've got a meeting with the execs of Desperate Housewives. Can you believe it - I'm going to be a Desperate Housewife!

It's unknown currently what kind of role Barrowman could be meeting about, but should he end up a series regular, that may make his availability for Torchwood much smaller. Would Davies and the BBC make a Torchwood without its core character, or would they delay a fourth season until Barrowman was free? Should we start making up stories about Barrowman's unprofessionalism and forwarding them to ABC bosses, just in case.

Barrowman to meet 'Housewives' bosses [Digital Spy]