Fox Bumps Touch to January, Replaces It with a Screaming Chef

It's time to make an adjustment to your Touch Premiere Party Evite, because Fox just tinkered with its schedule aaaaaa-gain. The second season of Touch, originally on the calendar for October 26, will now come in as a midseason entry in January.

Kitchen Nightmares will replace Touch starting October 26 at 8pm. The reality show was previously scheduled for late September, but was bumped back to an unspecified date in favor of The X Factor reruns. Basically Fox is just throwing things around because it doesn't know what to do with itself.

But why move Touch back and why now? I'll take a stab at answering that! Fox has a bit of a drama problem, with only The Following in the stables ready to go for early 2013. With Fringe ending in February and The Mob Doctor looking like the season's first cancellation, that's two vacancies in the network's midseason schedule. I'm thinking Fox might bring Touch back early and cram it into the cavity left by The Mob Doctor to give Mondays an extra boost. I give The Mob Doctor one more week before it's quietly dragged into the corner and bludgeoned to death, after which a lot of Fox programming will be preempted by baseball playoffs. That means Touch could get moved to Mondays in November after the A's win the World Series, but that's just a guess.


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Are you seriously kidding me? One of the best shows out there and you bump it? What the heck? If I want to watch restaurant bashing, I can go to my local Applebee's and watch the Manager there go off on employees....Good grief, there isn't any decent family television anymore!
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I like the idea of Touch and I've seen every episode and almost all of them made me cry. But yeah, it's like a story that will never have resolution. And Gordon Ramsay verbally harassing contestants on TV, not my thing as well I'd rather watch Anthony Bourdain any day. Fox schedule is so confusing so I'll probably watch their show on Christmas break. For now, AMC, HBO has a good line up.
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Touch is just too darn slow. It doesn't matter when it airs for me. I'll just marathon after the season is over. I'm still hoping for a 24 movie!!
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Yep too slow. 24 was way better even with its crappy seasons.
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Well, I wasn't going to watch X-Factor reruns, I wasn't going to watch Touch, and I'm not going to watch Gordon Ramsay act like a dick, so I suppose it'll surprise no one to learn that I'm not watching The Mob Doctor, either.
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I love the Keif! But, I can't get into Touch.
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TOUCH is awesome,I will tell what is happening FOX is screwing with Kiefer, He wants a 24 movie really bad, but Touch as to finished first!!
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If someone had asked me, I'd have said Touch was cancelled.
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I haven't seen The Mob Doctor but surely it can't be worse than Touch !
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You would be wrong.



I like Jordana Spiro. But she needs something, anything else. Maybe something back in comedy. But The Mob Doctor is just not good at all.
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You've gotta be kidding. Mob Doctor is the best new drama I've seen so far. I never, ever watch medical shows. They are awful, but Mob Doctor has good stories and I love Jordana Spiro. I've loved every episode so far. So much better than the crap that stays on tv year after year.

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I was worried when they moved Touch to Fridays and then worried when I read the title of this article. But I'll be a lot happier if it does get treated like a mid-season replacement and move away from Fridays.
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Damn you FOX. Next year? Really?
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I don't think I watch anything on Fox anymore.... Firefly has taken its revenge (Sorry Fringe. I'll be marathoning you soon)
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If I were you, I'd wait until around April next year and buy the complete Fringe boxset - it'll be worth the money.
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The right thing to do with Touch is cancel it, it's the most boring show on TV.
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Fringe needs a better timeslot. Idiots at a network give shows gigantic budgets and put them in bad time and day, only to wonder why they aren't making money off it.



Same thing will happen to Last Resort. It's insane.
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No, at this point it doesn't matter when Fringe airs. All the diehard fanatics will watch it no matter what time, or find it online. Last Resort, on the other hand, is new and could be greatly affected by its timeslot and competition.
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I decided about a week ago to not continue to watch Touch, so this news doesn't affect me much.

I will say, though, that part of the reason I wanted to drop it from my schedule is because of there being so many shows for me to watch this fall. Maybe by moving it to January, when a lot of other shows may be over already, I'll decide to watch it again.
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I have too many shows to watch on DVD/Netflix to care too much about the delay. But either way, I do think it's an odd move by Fox, especially since it's only a few weeks away from the previously-announced premier date. I bet it will create a lot of confusion for people who don't check out sites like this.
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Is Fox heading on the same direction as NBC, postponing shows and eventually canceling them, I hope they decide to keep Fringe or do a spin off!!!
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What? They moved Touch to January. Fox is so stupid.
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I have the perfect solution: don't end Fringe.
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Do you believe in soul mates?
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Wouldn't that be the most amazing surprise in the entire world!
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