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'Touch' Gets 13-Episode Order From Fox

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 22nd 2011 5:45PM
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland is officially returning to TV. Fox has ordered 13 episodes of 'Touch,' a new drama starring Sutherland from 'Heroes' creator Tim Kring.

"'Touch' is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times," Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at Fox, said in a statement. "With Kiefer back on the network as the face and force behind this creative new series, I'm confident it will resonate with viewers this spring."

Kring wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer on the series.

Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm, a widower and single father who struggled to connect with his mute son, Jake (David Mazouz). 'Undercovers' star Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Clea Hopkins, a social worker who is sent to evaluate Jake's well-being. Soon Martin discovers Jake can see patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events and communicates with numbers. Danny Glover co-stars as Arthur Dewitt, a professor and expert about children who have special gifts with numbers.

"Every once in a while, you encounter a piece of material that you just cannot say no to," Sutherland said. "That, combined with the opportunity to work again with Peter Chernin and the Fox studio and network, makes me thrilled to be a part of this project. I also look forward to working with an extraordinary writer and producer like Tim Kring."

'Touch' is expected to debut in spring 2012.

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Glad to see this is completely original though.

September 23 2011 at 1:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There's a dude on Alphas that already does this. And there was this show where this one guy solved crimes with numbers. And there was a movie with Nic Cage where this kid writes numbers...then the ending is terrible. There's also a show on with two dudes that have a machine that spits out numbers and leads them to stop crimes. And then there's one about a doctor who used to naughty science, he's now reformed, where he helped kids master special abilities using cortexifan... oh yeah theres a bald man in a wheelchair that did this too, but the reason he's in that chair is totally lame.

September 23 2011 at 1:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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