Fox Picks Up Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Touch’ For Midseason

The former star of "24" will return to the network next year.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Back in 2010, "24" came to an end and Kiefer Sutherland’s iconic character Jack Bauer went on the run one last time. But in 2012, Sutherland will make his return to network TV.

Fox has officially announced that it has picked up "Touch" for 13 episodes set to debut at midseason. Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm, a widower who discovers that his mute and autistic 11 year old son, Jake (David Mazouz) can communicate in numbers which seem to predict future events. Danny Glover co-stars along with Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

“Every once in a while, you encounter a piece of material that you just cannot say no to,” said Sutherland in a statement. “That, combined with the opportunity to work again with Peter Chernin and the Fox studio and network, makes me thrilled to be a part of this project. I also look forward to working with an extraordinary writer and producer like Tim Kring.”

In addition to his eight seasons on "24," Sutherland has also appeared in numerous feature films, including "The Lost Boys," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Young Guns," "A Few Good Men," "The Vanishing" and "Phone Booth." The late pickup of "Touch" was due in part to Sutherland's recent stint on the Broadway show, "That Championship Season."

"Touch" was created Tim Kring and marks a comeback for him as well. Prior to "Touch," also created "Strange World," "Crossing Jordan" and "Heroes" before writing the internet based ARG "Conspiracy For Good."

Fox President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly added “'Touch' is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times. 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.”

Although no air date has yet been announced, "Touch" is rumored to be launching in March 2012 on Monday nights at 9PM; which is where "24" used to run.