Fox gets in 'Touch' with Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland, who starred for eight seasons on Fox's "24," is returning to the network, closing a deal to star in and executive-produce the Fox drama pilot "Touch," from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring.
"Touch" centers on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen.
Because of Sutherland's duties on Broadway, where he currently stars in a revival of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," "Touch" is expected to start production in late May or early June. The timing would make "Touch" a contender for midseason, where "24" was a longtime staple.