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Reach Out and 'Touch' Kiefer Sutherland's New Fox TV Series
January 25, 2012  | By David Bianculli
 
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When Kiefer Sutherland ended his run on Fox's 24 -- and much of the time, as CTU loner Jack Bauer, he was indeed running -- he wasn't expected to return to TV very quickly.

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Yet here he is, starring in a new series called Touch, which is unveiled with a sneak preview Wednesday night at 9 ET on Fox.

The pilot is all about establishing the premise and the parameters. What happens next, and whether it delivers on its original potential, will take months to sort out. Because after this special preview, Touch doesn't resurface until March...

Touch is created by Tim Kring, creator of NBC's Heroes. Sutherland stars as Martin, a widower whose wife died on 9/11, and who has raised their 11-year-old son, Jake, alone. And it's a lonely type of single parenting, because Jake, played by David Mazouz, doesn't speak, doesn't like to be touched, is obsessed with numbers, and occasionally runs off to do dangerous and seemingly inexplicable things.

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Eventually, though, Martin meets a behavioral expert, played by Danny Glover, who suggests to Martin that his son may actually be gifted, and seeing the world differently than most of us -- but in a way that reveals its patterns, its interlaced connections, and even the future.

For my full review of Touch, go to the Fresh Air website HERE. After about 5 pm. ET Wednesday, you'll be able to hear audio, as well as read the story.

1 Comments


Kathy Brening-Ray said:

First I want to say I really miss "24" & can't wait for the movie to come out. Hell, they can make it a 2 1/2 hour one like some of the others that have been out through the years at the theatres.There's always so much action, you can NEVER get bored!! Anyway, I just watched his new show preview "Touch" & I loved it. It's a little lke 24 & I reconize the older gentleman you're going to have on when the show comes back in March.Why is it going to take so long? That's going to leave us hanging....LOL I do hope it makes it lke "24" did, & maybe even stay on longer.. Take a look at NCIS & CSI's, they've been on for years, so can you!...

Comment posted on January 28, 2012 7:38 AM

 
 
 
 
 
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