Uh. What? Never mind that the show that it spun off from is on the ABC. Ha, maybe the ABC saw the crap reviews in the British press and passed on it. "Meh, one of the commercial networks can have it."
I expect them to screen it for two weeks in a prime time slot, then when it doesn't rate (maybe I'm wrong, but I think you need to watch DW as well to understand some of the stuff in the show- especially Captain Jack's backstory), shunt it to 11:30 like they do with BSG and Veronica Mars. Oh, and they'll probably edit out scenes too.
*quietly thanks God that Doctor Who is on the ABC and won't face this fate*