Fox orders Kiefer Sutherland's TOUCH from HEROES' Tim Kring

Kiefer Sutherland returns to the small screen officially with Tim Kring's Touch. THR reports that Fox has picked up 13 episodes of the drama, which Suthlerland stars as "a single father to Jake, a mute 11-year-old who communicates through numbers." The show is set to Spring premiere date. 

Here is what Fox's Kevin Reilly had to say about the show:

“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. Touch is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times."

The show also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Undercovers) as "a social worker who works with Sutherland’s Martin as they learn that Jake can see things and patterns that connect unrelated events." Danny Glover co-stars as "a professor and expert on gifted children who works alongside Martin in deciphering the meaning of Jake’s visions."

Chernin Entertainment and Tailwin Productions developed the show in association with 20th Television. The pilot was directed by Lawrence Bender written by Kring, who will executive produce alongside Sutherland, Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Suzan Bymel and Carol Barbee.

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