Watch a First-Look Teaser for Kiefer Sutherland's New Sci-Fi Drama, Touch (VIDEO)

One of the more interesting projects destined to appear on your television this midseason is Fox's Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland. It hails from the creator (and ruiner) of Heroes, Tim Kring, and tiptoes around both sci-fi elements and spirituality themes.

Touch centers on the idea that everything in the universe is connected in some way. Sutherland plays the father of a mute boy who can predict the future through numbers and patterns. Lethal Weapon's Danny Glover also stars, as someone who is not too old for this shit, and you can expect to see TV.com favorite Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife) at least in the pilot, according to this trailer.

Gut reaction: This seems like a show I'll really want to like but never will. The numbers and patterns thing has been done several times in film, with varying degrees of success (The Number 23 bad, Pi good). And after what Kring did to Heroes, he's on a short leash in my book. Sutherland is great, but this is going to have to be all kinds of exceptional in order to become a hit.


Does Touch grab you?


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Sounds like an EXACT remake on that crazy movie Knowing.
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oh well, it's something to watch i guess.
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Meh, this didn't excite me. :(
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Looks okay for a tv show.
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Anything with Sutherland in it is worth a try in my book.
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it sure worths trying..
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I don't think that Jack Bauer will allow Kiefer to take on any other roles. Jack will kill Kiefer before that can even happen.
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The Number 23 was bad? Yeah right.
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Looks like a very ambitious project. I hear what everyone's saying about Tim Kring and Heroes, but you should still give this a shot. Just be thankful it's not another lame police procedural.
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If you ever watched 24, the movie Knowing, Numb3rs or FlashForward, than you're going to flip for this one. I can't wait. This is going to the top of my list of must see tv.
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It's Kiefer, physics and mathematics. I will definitely give it a chance. I am almost afraid it will be terrible good, I will love it and then they will make it terrible.
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Sutherland was born for action.. hope we get to see a lot of that //
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I'll pass.
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im gonna pass too:)
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i dont know.for me it looks like alot of numbers and math and i get enough from that from fringe.the show looks good but i can tell its not my type of show.
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Never watched heroes, but I'll give this a try because of Sutherland. I hope it's good, and I really want to like it, but it tanks, maybe we'll get closer to getting that 24 movie we've all been promised.
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i hope that this show is good cuz Heroes was amazing especially its first season and 24 to.
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Tim Kring started off pretty well with the great first season of "Heroes" but the subsequent seasons especially the last one is awful. i will watch this show only for Kiefer Sutherland.
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Let's face facts. Fox will cut your heart out and eat it for the sponsors if need be. I'm interested BUT will wait for at least 8 episodes before commiting.
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Tim Kring started off looking like an amazing writer (season 1 of Heroes)....then the show progressed through seasons 2-5, and I was shocked at how horrible this guy was at writing a tv show -complete lack of central plot development, character development, and only writes "episodically". -each story being mostly self-contained within a one hour time slot.

Kring is on a lot shorter than a short leash with me. I won't watch anything he puts out until someone else watches it and says "dude you gotta see that show". Which I don't expect will happen.
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Looking good!
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I feel the same way as you do, Tim.
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for the european users: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks0B42Y1Rcs

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thanks! :D
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Can't watch the teaser in Europe (meh!), but I'm looking forward to it... kinda. When you take away the future thing and just think about a special child that can predict patterns and numbers I automatically think of Mercury Rising and I loved that movie... So I hope the TV show is any good, because I like the idea but I'm sceptical about Tim Kring.
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ehh seems like a TV series of the terrible movie "Knowing" starring NIcolas Cage..
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That trailer was AWESOME! I will watch this for sure. I really hopes Kring knows whats going to happen in Season 2 though!
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Kiefer Sutherland is a great actor, but he might have a tough time overcoming the 'Jack' stigma at first. I have no doubt he can do it, provided the script is good.
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the show I am most excited about by FAR is Awake!! just give me that show now!!
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Yes! Everyone keep Awake on your radars! It premiers mid-season 2012 on NBC.
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well heroes was pretty awesome in the first season. maybe tim kring learned from his failures.
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will try it because of Kiefer.
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