Creator Tim Kring and Executive Producer Carol Barbee Talk TOUCH Season 2, Strengthening the Show’s Serialized Element, and More

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For Season 2 of the Fox drama series Touch, the dramatic action shifts from New York to Los Angeles, where single father Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) and his gifted son, Jake (David Mazouz), are on the run.  Their priority is to help distraught mother Lucy Robbins (Maria Bello) find her missing and equally gifted daughter, Amelia (Saxon Sharbino), who may just be the key to understanding Jake’s abilities.

During this recent interview, show creator Tim Kring and executive producer Carol Barbee talked about what went into reinventing the series for the second season, strengthening the serialized element of the story, utilizing Kiefer Sutherland’s ability to do action, how the production design has changed with the change in setting, the biggest challenges in making the show, Jake’s increasing ability to communicate, the supernatural aspect of the show, and the best part about bringing these characters to life.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Fox Announces 2012-2013 TV Season Premiere Dates

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We already know Fox is going to have a big TV presence at Comic-Con this year, including the last appearance of Fringe for their fifth and final season, and now the network has just announced their premiere dates for new and returning series this fall which will start showing up in the middle of September and through October.The heat is on for new shows to get the hype machine going and fans to get excited for the return of their favorites, and here’s how Fox’s premiere schedule looks.

Returning Series:

  • · The X Factor Two Night Premiere – September 12th and 13th
  • · Glee – September 13th
  • · Bones – September 17th
  • · New Girl – September 25th
  • · Fringe – September 28th
  • · Kitchen Nightmares – September 28th
  • · The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers – September 30th
  • · Raising Hope – October 2nd
  • The Cleveland Show – October 7th
  • · Touch – October 26th

New Series:

  • · The Mob Doctor – September 17th
  • · Ben and Kate – September 25th
  • · The Mindy Project – September 25th

For the full press release and schedule, including a couple of shuffling dates when certain shows return, hit the jump.

Fox’s Fall 2012 Schedule: GLEE Moves to Thursdays; Mindy Kaling’s New Series Joins NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE on Tuesdays for Comedy Block

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Yesterday we got a look at what NBC will be offering by way of scheduling and new series this fall, and now Fox has announced their upcoming 2012 schedule.  As far as shifts for returning series go, the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch has been moved to Fridays, while Ryan Murphy’s Glee (which has been on a ratings downslide as of late) has been put in the post-X Factor/American Idol slot on Thursday nights.  Moreover, the network announced that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will be doing guest star arcs on Glee for the show’s upcoming fourth season.

As far as new shows go, The Office star Mindy Kaling’s new show, currently titled The Mindy Project (hopefully a temporary title), and the new ensemble comedy Ben and Kate will join Raising Hope and the hit Zooey Deschanel series New Girl on Tuesdays for an all-comedy night.  I’m a huge fan of New Girl and I’m hoping The Mindy Project will be a nice companion show.  Another high profile new series, Kevin Williamson’s serial killer show The Following starring Kevin Bacon, has been slated to premiere at midseason.  Hit the jump to get a look at the full Fox schedule.

Fox Renews TOUCH, Cancels ALCATRAZ and THE FINDER; Orders 5 New Series Including Mindy Kaling’s IT’S MESSY and THE FOLLOWING Starring Kevin Bacon

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On the heels of NBC’s busy Monday, Fox is shaking up the schedule in advance of the May 14 upfront presentation:

  • Fox renewed the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch for a second season, joining Fringe, Bones, Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope on the safe list.
  • Fellow freshman dramas Alcatraz and The Finder are cancelled, joining ambitious failure Terra Nova and House in the ether.
  • The network picked up three new single-camera comedies (The Goodwin Games, It’s Messy, Ben & Kate) and two dramas (The Mob Doctor and The Following).

Details after the break.

Kiefer Sutherland Talks TOUCH and the 24 Movie

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The new Fox drama Touch, debuting with a preview on January 25th (prior to its March 19th premiere), shows how seemingly unrelated people all over the world affect each other’s lives in ways that are both seen and unseen, known and unknown. From creator/writer Tim Kring (Heroes) and actor/executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, the series will follow widower and single father Martin Bohn (Sutherland), who learns that his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz), possesses the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet and he figures out a way to communicate directly with his son through numbers instead of words.

While at the TCA Winter Press Tour, Kiefer Sutherland talked about how he came to be doing another television series so soon after 24, why he responded so deeply to this compelling idea, gave hints about where the series will go after the pilot, and said that he feels he’s relatively astute, when it comes to seeing connections in his own life. He also talked about the status of the 24 movie, that he expects to shoot it in late April or early May, that it will pick up within six months of the last episode, and that two hours will represent a 24-hour day. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Fox Announces 2011-2012 Midseason Premiere Dates for TOUCH, ALCATRAZ, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and More

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Midseason is just around the corner, and now Fox is chiming in with their premiere dates for new and returning series. First of all, let’s just get this out of the way, the reality competition giant American Idol will return for its eleventh season on Wednesday, January 18th and 8/7c and Thursday January 19th at the same time.

Now let’s get on with the real series starting with Kiefer Sutherland’s return to Fox with Touch from Heroes creator Tim Kring debuting on Wednesday, January 25th at 9/8c. That’s a prime slot right after an airing of American Idol too. However, the series run won’t actually start until Monday, March 19th at 9/8c. For more premiere dates and times for shows like Alcatraz, Breaking In, The Finder, Napoleon Dynamite and returning shows like New Girl and Glee, hit the jump.

First Trailer for Fox’s Spring 2012 Series TOUCH Starring Kiefer Sutherland

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After making waves with eight seasons of the action thriller series 24, actor Kiefer Sutherland and Fox are back together for what looks like a promising new drama series that I wish would’ve debuted this fall instead of next spring. From Heroes creator Tim Kring comes Touch, a drama about a widower (Sutherland) whose 11-year-old mute son is seeing patterns in numbers. But what does it all mean? Looking like a mix of Alex Proyas’ Knowing and the mythology of Kring’s aforementioned superhero drama on NBC, a new trailer released straight from Fox really makes Touch look like a promising addition to Fox’s dramatic line-up in 2012. After the jump you can see the trailer for yourself as well as the series’ official synopsis.

Fox Orders 13 Episodes of TOUCH from HEROES Creator Tim Kring and Starring Kiefer Sutherland

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The series was part of Fox’s upfronts presentation back in May, and now Fox has officially order 13 episodes of Touch, a new drama series starring Kiefer Sutherland, who makes his return to the network after eight seasons of 24. Tim Kring (Heroes) created the new series which will hit the air sometime in the spring of 2012. Director Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants) is behind the pilot for the series which is said to have science and spirituality intersect with the hopeful premise that we are all interconnected, tied in invisible ways to those whose lives we are destined to alter and impact. David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Danny Glover also star. You can check out the full series synopsis after the jump.

Danny Glover Joining Kiefer Sutherland in Fox’s New Drama Series TOUCH

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Last month we learned that Fox was going to bring back their 24 star Kiefer Sutherland to the small screen in Touch, a new drama series from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Now TV Line has learned that Danny Glover has joined the cast of the series which follows a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his son (David Mazouz) can predict events before they happen. Glover will play a professor named Arthur DeWitt, an expert on children who has some special gifts when it comes to dealing with numbers. The new series doesn’t debut until midseason next year so we don’t have any images or trailers from the upfront presentations last month, but after the jump you can check out the extended series synopsis from Fox’s upfront presentation earlier this month.

Fox Announces 2011-2012 Schedule and Releases First Images from J.J. Abrams’ ALCATRAZ, Jonah Hill’s ALLEN GREGORY and More

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Fox has stepped up to the plate to announce their TV schedule for 2011-2012 which includes a slew of new comedies and dramas, and one new unscripted series if that sort of things tickles your fancy. Fox’s new series includes Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure series Terra Nova, Zooey Deschanel in New Girl, Jamie Pressly in I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Jonah Hill’s new animated series Allen Gregory, an animated revival of Napoleon Dynamite, J.J. Abrams’ anticipated new series Alcatraz, the series The Finder from the creator of Bones, and Kiefer Sutherland’s return to TV at Fox with Touch. Oh, and if you care, Simon Cowell’s The X Factor is also coming to Fox.

After the jump you can check out Fox’s new schedule along with the official series synopses and first images for all the brand new series hitting the network.

NBC Picks Up WONDER WOMAN; Plus, Pilot Orders from Steven Spielberg, Conan O’Brien, Ethan Hawke, Rob Thomas, Tim Kring, and More

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Wonder Woman will not die.  David E. Kelly is a bizarre choice to run the show, and the networks seemed to realize this when they passed on Wonder Woman in unison.  But where there’s a will (and a deeply troubled network), there’s a way: NBC has picked up Kelley’s Wonder Woman reboot.  I hope to see a live-action Wonder Woman in my lifetime, but not like this.  Not like this at all.

This report comes among a flurry of pilot season news involving such talent as Steven Spielberg, Conan O’Brien, Ethan Hawke, Rob Thomas, Tim Kring, and more.  Hit the jump for a recap.

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