When Fox’s Touch (Fridays, 8/7C) returns tomorrow, there will be new locations and situations – and new series regulars. Wednesday afternoon, series creator/co-showrunner Tim Kring and co-showrunner Carol Barbee (herself a newcomer to the show) spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the changes and what fans can look forward to in season two.
Sadly, no one thought to ask if we’d see any more of the two Japanese pop star-wannabes, but lots of other cool stuff came up in the conversation.
As original episodes of network shows cease for the holiday season, it helps to know when one’s favorites are returning (it offsets the ups and downs of the holiday season) and what new shows are coming up.
Fox has just released its 2013 Winter schedule with its exceptionally good new drama, The Following (above left) – which brings Kevin Bacon to series television – set to premiere on Monday, January 21st – following Bones.
All-new episodes of Bones return (beginning with a two-hour premiere!) on January 14th; Idol’s new season beginning on January 16th; Fringe beginning its final countdown on January 11th, and the return of all-Animation Domination episodes on January 6th. Plus, Kiefer Sutherland vehicle Touch (above right) introduces its new cast members in its two-hour, second season premiere Feb 8th.
For Fox’ complete 2013 winter Schedule, follow the jump.
Fox has bumped the second season premiere of Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland, to January. In its place, the network will run the new season of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares beginning Friday, October 26 (8/7C).
I’m not sure if this qualifies as an improvement to Fox’s fall schedule or not.
Fox’s Touch [Thursdays, 9/8C] is a series that explores the interconnectedness of everyone and everything in the world through the story of Martin Bohm [Kiefer Sutherland], a single father and his silent, genius son, Jake [David Mazouz]. Helping him to understand how to communicate with his son is retired university professor, Arthur Teller [Danny Glover].
Danny glover recently took a few minutes out if his busy schedule to discuss the themes of the show and Teller’s part in Martin and Jake’s journey.
Fox is tweaking their mid-season schedule. Touch moves from Monday following House at 9/8C, to Thursday following American Idol, while Bones from Thursday following American Idol to Mondays at 8/7C, leading in to House [which drops from the 8/7C pm slot to 9/8C]. The net is also planning a House retrospective to kickoff the two-hour House series finale event on May 21st, and a special event to celebrate Fox’s 25th Anniversary.
For details on the above and more, follow the jump.
Tim Kring’s new series, Touch, marks Kiefer Sutherland’s return to primetime television. In it, he plays Martin Bohm, single parent to Jake – a remarkable ten-year old boy who has been misdiagnosed as autistic, but is something… more.
Fox is presenting a special preview of the series pilot for Tim Kring’s Touch [9/8C] this evening. The series brings Kiefer Sutherland back to Fox and network primetime after a two-year absence following the series wrap of Fox’s long-lived hit, 24.
On Monday, Sutherland took a half-hour out of his busy shooting schedule to talk with a number of journalists/bloggers about the show, and why he returned to series television.
FOX’s mid-season schedule is out and Fringe fans everywhere will be relieved – as will fans of the once-canceled Breaking In. Both shows are present on the new schedule – which included some big names in new dramas, too.
J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz will have its two-hour premiere on January 16th and will then move to its regular timeslot following House. Tim Kring’s Touch will take over the post-House slot March 19th. Bones spinoff The Finder debuts on January 12th, following an encore episode of of its parent series.
Animated series Napoleon Dynamite joins FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination on January 15th.
For the complete press release – and FOX mid-season schedule – follow the jump.