There is ton of TV News floating around right now, so we’ve pulled it all together for you. After the jump read more about the following:
- NBC’s Smash has been renewed for season two, but the current showrunner is leaving.
- Maria Bello will join Kiefer Sutherland on Touch.
- The first official photo of AnnaSophia Robb in The Carrie Diaries, a Sex and the City prequel series, is out.
- American Horror Story will compete as a Miniseries at the Emmys, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
- Another sneak peak at the second season of AMC’s returning show, The Killing.
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After seeing the trailer for Touch, I officially have a new show I’m excited to watch. The latest show from Heroes creator Tim Kring stars Kiefer Sutherland, back on Fox after 24, as the father of a young mute boy who has some kind of superhuman ability to predict the future through patterns in numbers and the universe. It sort of looks like Numbers meets Lost , or Knowing meets The X-Files. Also featuring Danny Glover and Titus Welliver, Touch has already been picked up for at least 13 episodes that will air Spring 2012 and you can get your first look at it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
We’re just now getting to see the first new shows of the fall, but it seems there’s at least one reason to start looking forward to spring already. Fox has just given a thirteen-episode order to Touch, a drama created and written by Heroes‘ Tim Kring and starring 24′s Kiefer Sutherland.
The series revolves around dad Martin (Sutherland) who comes to the realization that his mute autistic son Jake (David Mazouz) has an extraordinary ability to pick up patterns between seemingly unrelated events. Using numbers, Martin must communicate with his son in order to uncover the true meaning behind the mysterious connections. More details after the jump.
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The men who helped to create such popular properties as Lost, The Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica and Heroes are just a few of the people with brand new shows currently awaiting the executioner’s axe. The J.J. Abrams-produced show Alcatraz, Jonah Nolan‘s Person of Interest, Ronald Moore‘s 17th Precinct and Tim Kring‘s Touch are four out of dozens of pilots whose fates will be decided this month as the networks get ready to announce their fall schedules from May 16-19 at New York upfronts. And while it would be easy to assume anything these guys touch would most certainly make it to our television screens, Deadline’s sources say that some might not. Read more about the buzz on all those shows, as well as a ton of other upcoming pilots you have been anticipating (Locke & Key, Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, etc), after the jump. Read More »
When Kiefer Sutherland finishes his current Broadway obligation, he’s coming back to TV. The former star of 24 was in talks last week to star in Tim Kring‘s (Heroes) latest pilot called, Touch, for the Fox network and now he’s officially signed on. Filming will begin this summer. The show is about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. After that, according to quotes on national television, Sutherland is still insistent that a 24 movie will happen. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Since his hit television show 24 ended, Kiefer Sutherland has been on an entertainment walkabout. He’s experienced the end of the world with controversial director Lars Von Trier in Melancholia, debated the morality of murder with a priest for an upcoming web series called The Confession and is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, That Championship Season.
However, the lucrative, structured life of a TV star might soon be calling Sutherland back. He’s in preliminary talks to star in Touch, a Fox pilot from Heroes creator Tim Kring about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. There’s more information after the break. Read More »
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When Heroes writers/producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander were ousted from the show, it was clear that series creator Tim Kring was looking to change things up. I personally stopped watching Heroes because it became needlessly confusing and overstuffed—a far cry from what it was throughout most of its first season.
Now Kristin dos Santos is reporting that Kring may be aiming to repeat the golden days of that first season by bringing back Bryan Fuller, an acclaimed television writer who has made a habit of creating cult shows. Fuller created Dead Like Me (though he left due to disagreements with the show’s drection), Wonderfalls (unjustifiably cancelled by Fox), and most recently, the sweetly morbid Pushing Daisies. He was a producer throughout most of season one of Heroes, wrote two of the best episodes of the series (most notably, “Company Man”), and was also responsible for much of Claire’s plotline.
While still unconfirmed, Fuller’s return could be exactly what the show needs right now. It may be difficult to recall today, but season one of Heroes was a refreshingly tight narrative experience (until the finale at least). At the time Lost was muddled in its own convoluted plot machinations, and Heroes served as a sort of anti-Lost for genre television. It’s ironic that today the situation is almost exactly reversed now that Lost is back to kicking ass.
The only issue with Fuller’s return is that he’ll have to spend less time with his current baby, Pushing Daisies. He could balance his time between both shows—it’s certainly not unheard of—but his potential availability may also hint that Pushing Daisies may not return next season, which is something I’m not quite prepared to think about just yet.
Discuss: How do you feel about the state of Heroes? Do you think firing Loeb and Alexander was wise? Do you think Bryan Fuller could restore the show’s former greatness?