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Kiefer Sutherland Eyes Return to TV Drama With 'Touch'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 18th 2011 8:35AM
Kiefer SutherlandIn news that could spell doom for the much-rumored '24' movie, it's been announced that star Kiefer Sutherland is thinking about heading back to TV drama.

According to deadline.com he's in talks to take the lead role in 'Touch,' the new drama pilot from 'Heroes' creator, Tim Kring, and 20th Century Fox TV. It marks Kring's first new on-spec script since 'Heroes' was canceled back in May 2010.

In true Kring fashion, 'Touch' will contain otherworldly elements. It is reportedly centered on a father who "discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen."

Charles McDougall, who has helmed the pilots for ABC's 'Desperate Housewives' and 'The Good Wife,' as well as Fox's brand new police drama, 'The Chicago Code,' is in talks to direct.

But will Sutherland be free to take on a new TV drama series? Last month he told reporters that he was "very excited" about the prospect of shooting the '24' movie this year, but the last we heard, producers were still said to be searching for the right script.

A more pressing engagement is Sutherland's role on Broadway where he's currently part of an all-star ensemble cast in a revival of the Jason Miller play, 'That Championship Season.' However, the production is advertised as a "strictly limited engagement," and tickets are currently being sold only up to the end of May. So, it's just possible that he'll be able to squeeze in shooting the pilot in early summer.

Just don't hold your breath waiting for that movie ...

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DocHays

first of all they aren't royal.... just people stealing form their country folks....second of all the 24 series was awesome, most of you don't have any idea of good acting, parasites,lol

February 21 2011 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
acvau

BRITNEY IS OK SHE IS U. S. ROYALITY . END OF STORY P.S. WHO CARES ABOUT CHARLES, AND KATE.

February 20 2011 at 11:46 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
LINDA

I was and still am a great fan of 24. Looking forward to some more of the same.

February 20 2011 at 11:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
acvau

LET THEM KEEP THAT ROYAL WEDDING IN THE U.K. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ANY NEWS ABOUT IT. THE ONLY THING WE WANT TO HEAR IN THE U.S. IS JOB JOB JOBS. TAKE THAT ROYAL WEDDING AND SHOVE IT...

February 20 2011 at 11:41 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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ashespaw

You can only speak for you. Personally, I do want to hear about the Royal wedding. So take your opinion and shove it...

February 20 2011 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jneal11254

I was one of the biggest 24 fans ever, but they need to let that movie go. The last year the writers simply butchered the plot, much less the leads. I dan't stand any more of that bad writing. It is time for Keefer to move on.

February 20 2011 at 10:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Pope of Truth

who cares......he's boring.

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