Touch, Kiefer Sutherland
Here's the one thing Kiefer Sutherland and Tim Kring would like you to know about their forthcoming Fox series Touch: It's nothing like 24. (Although we had fun trying to draw comparisons!)
Whereas the terrorist-destroying, world-saving hero Jack Bauer was the model of pent-up angst and repressed emotion, Sutherland's new alter ego, Martin Bohm, is the exact opposite. Touch, the latest from Heroes boss Kring, tells the story of widower Martin Bohm, the father of a mute son who harbors the uncanny ability to connect patterns and discover the meaning behind seemingly unrelated events happening all over the world.
David Mazouz and Kiefer Sutherland
Still dissecting the trailer for Fox's Touch? Frustrated you can't start an actual countdown to the return of Kiefer Sutherland because the show still doesn't have an airdate? You're not alone.
Fox makes Kiefer Sutherland's return to primetime official
The upcoming drama from Heroes boss Tim Kring stars 24's Sutherland doing what he does best: making sure the world doesn't self-destruct. Standing in for Jack Bauer is Touch's Martin Bohm, widower and father to a mute son, Jake. The problem? Jake harbors the uncanny ability to connect patterns and discover the meaning behind seemingly unrelated events happening all over the world.... In other words, he can predict when bad stuff is going to go down, among other things, and his dad Martin's the one who will have to deal. (Get ready for emotional Kiefer, world!)
Just for kicks — and because we still miss 24 — let's count the ways Touch, without meaning to, will continue its legacy, using the trailer as our guide:
24 star Kiefer Sutherland makes his return to series TV in the upcoming Fox drama Touch — and it looks like he still has the fate of the world resting on his shoulders. Or should we say it's resting on the shoulders of his mute-but-clearly gifted son? We're not exactly sure how to...
Kiefer Sutherland's back at Fox and once again looking to save the world, but this time with a twist. Fox has given a firm series order to Touch, a new drama starring Sutherland as the father of a 10-year-old boy with an unusual gift.
Fox had previously announced Touch as a contender for midseason, but executives wanted to first see the show's pilot before committing to a full pickup. Producers delivered the show to the network earlier this month, and Fox executives liked what they saw.
Touch has been given a 13-episode order and will air some time in spring 2012 on Fox, although the network has not yet given it a firm airdate....
It's official: Just one year after 24 ended, Kiefer Sutherland is plotting his return to TV.
Sutherland has signed on to star in the Fox drama pilot Touch, in which he will play a man who discovers that his autistic son can predict the future. Word of Sutherland's interest in the pilot, written by Heroes creator Tim Kring, first emerged last week. But there was a big snag: Sutherland's Broadway commitment — the actor currently stars on stage in the play That Championship Season — threatened to derail any immediate TV possibility.
Is Kiefer Sutherland coming back to TV?
The former 24 star is eyeing a lead role in Tim Kring's new Fox drama pilot, Touch, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Heroes fans holding out hope for a miniseries or movie to wrap up the once-powerful NBC drama might want to stop reading now.
Is there power left in Heroes?
The Season 4 finale is the last you'll see of the cancelled series on NBC, according to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine cited a source close to the production saying the network was not moving forward with a movie to tie up the series' loose ends.
NBC declined to comment and Heroes creator Tim Kring did not immediately respond...