FOX Picks Up ‘Touch’ For Season 2

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Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz Touch FOX FOX Picks Up Touch For Season 2

Amidst a rush of news regarding the fate of several bubble shows, FOX has announced that its sentimental, pseudo-science fiction drama, Touch, has been renewed for a second season.

The series concerns single-father Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) as he tries to unravel the mystery behind his son Jake’s (David Mazouz) seemingly preternatural abilities, which involve the Fibonacci sequence, predicting events and love of orange soda. Along for the ride are co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jake’s social worker and Danny Glover as a specialist who understands Jake’s abilities and helps guide Martin to a deeper connection with his speechless child.

Despite seeing a small decline in ratings, FOX has decided that the Kiefer Sutherland drama was one of the network’s freshman programs worth saving – something that cannot be said for fellow newbies The Finder and the much-hyped Alcatraz from J.J. Abrams.

The news of the Touch renewal comes despite the lack of official comment from someone at the network. Whether this means that the renewal will have a caveat in place similar to the news surrounding NBC’s returning sitcoms 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Up All Night. More likely, however, the network is simply waiting to make an official announcement at the upfronts in a few days time.

Touch’s pilot episode premiered in January to somewhat mixed reviews, but managed to score 12 million viewers. When the series got officially underway in March, it was after the network moved the show from its intended Monday night time to take advantage of the post-American Idol spot on Thursday night - displacing the long-running, but similarly renewed Bones in the process. There Touch initially managed to hold on to most of its audience, but saw a notable period of decline for several weeks. Despite an uptick in ratings last week, the show overall has performed worse than two other high-profile shows, which received the axe.

David Mazouz Keifer Sutherland Gugu Mbatha Raw Touch FOX Picks Up Touch For Season 2

Both the expensive Terra Nova and the recently cancelled Alcatraz performed better overall in the adults 18-49 demographic than Touch, yet failed to offer enough appeal to the network’s powers that be in order to remain on the schedule. Certainly, there are other factors at play here, and Sutherland’s long and lucrative tenure with FOX during 24′s eight seasons have undoubtedly earned him enough clout with the network to warrant such a decision.

At present, there has been no word on how many episodes will comprise season 2, but that news will likely come alongside the official renewal announcement at next week’s network upfronts.

Certainly, this is good news for fans of Kiefer Sutherland and those who have enjoyed both the conveniently interwoven stories that comprise each episode, as well as the deepening mystery concerning Jake’s gifts that has been building over the series’ first season.

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Screen Rant will keep you updated, as more news regarding season 2 of Touch is made available.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I have loved the show from the first episode & could not wait till season 2. I even put a reminder in my phone that Fox was saying it premiers Friday Oct 26th however I have just searched the guide & it shows 1st Kitchen Nightmares then Fringe coming on NOT Touch!! I’m very, very disappointed as I do not watch either of those but LOVE touch – it seems like any show I actually enjoy. I think it at least deserves another season! “/

  2. I love Touch! It is one of the best tv shows ever..so interesting and complex! We never miss it and are sorry it won’t be in the fall lineup but anxiously awaiting its return in January.

  3. Just found out that Touch season two has been moved to sometime in January 2013. A HUGE bumber for all of us waiting for it to come back. Why they think crap like Kitchen Nightmares is so much better is beyond me.

  4. Love the show but read the actress who played the character of ‘Clea’ (Gugu Mbatha Raw) won’t be returning, and if this is true then neither will I. I loved the chemistry between all three actors, and love Kiefer’s acting most of all, but if they’ve let her go then I’m gone as well.

  5. I’m so glad hearing that there will be a season 2 of “Touch”. I loved it! Does anybody know exactly when it will be on screens in the UK?? Thankyou.

  6. Very few shows are brilliant, capture you and pull you in, this is one of them. I’m one of those analytical nerds, so this one combines a depth of humanness with the satisfaction of the puzzle to be solved. Bravo, and MORE please. :D I also love Person of Interest.

  7. My dad watches this show and its so good he will not watch anything else accept Touch! I love it too!

  8. Its an spectacular program im waiting for season2

  9. I have watched the show from the season 1 to season 8 but waiting for season 9, it is one of the best show ever since. so very interesting and amazing and is a very brilliant show to learns how to move a country forward, infact I am from Nigeria i watch it without interrupting, just it an excellent show!!!!! we are 99% hooked of waiting.

  10. FOX- Please keep this show going!! Now that it is on NETFLIX I have had the pleasure of viewing it and am so glad that I have finally seen it! I believe now that it is readily available to the public through NETFLIX,a popular alternative to cable, viewer ratings will increase dramatically! The world is ready for a show such as this one.Thank you!!

    • My wife and I discovered “Touch” on Netflix and just completed season 1. It is now May 2013 and I haven’t heard anything about it. Did we miss season 2? I hope out we did the put it onNetflix as well. Can’t wait to see season 2!

  11. I also have fell in love with the show, just finished watching season 1 on hulu.com, only took me 4 days and now I must see the rest. If your going to start something– finish it. Clea was great, but I will still watch the show without her. This is comparable to Alphas and Journeyman and 4400,if anyone rememembers that far back,whatever happened to 4400 sad?

    • 4400 is on casttv.com

  12. please let me know when touch season 2 starts.

  13. Just finished watching touched. Started Friday and finished the next day.Can be watched watched on hulu plus and netflix. Loved it and now just waiting for the new season.

  14. Ok, Is it for Sure coming back? My husband and I loved it, but heard it was cancelled? It always seems that the intelligent shows are not given the same chances to catch on as other shows are.

  15. Love the show

  16. I LOVE Touch, It was one the most interesting weekly programs on TV. It appears that when a program that you can learn from and also be of some assistance to others families with children that are the same as Jake the producers cancel the program. Touch can open the eyes of the viewers as Jake’s condition appears to has something to do with the Brain and how it works/or the lack of how it works.
    This is a Brillant program, Today I saw that it is going to return on Friday, Feburary 8th. I didn’t see what channel or the time as I was watching the 49ers win the Division Championship and are now headed to the Super Bowl, Feburary 3rd in New Orleans.

  17. Okay all caught up on Netflix.
    Ready for Season 2 !!!

  18. Just found Season 1 on Netflix and watched the whole thing… GREAT !!! AMAZING world wide picture of people. Can’t wait for Season 2

  19. Found this show a few days ago online in the UK and watched the series in a few days.
    Woulkd love to watch season 2.

  20. Kept recording it, kept losing the recoedings, (wife deleting) watched the season 1 in one afternoon 2/17 —–love it, now into season 2

  21. Touch is such a nice film with a great story line. Can’t wait for season 2.

  22. Really love the show, great to see Kiefer back also. Was a huge fan of 24.
    Can only hope it continues enjoying the second season at present.
    C’mon ppl spread the word about touch so it doesn’t get cancelled.

  23. Noticed that they are airing a bonus episode, week commencing 11th March 2013. But when is season 2 starting. BONUS EP. ON SKY 1.

  24. Our family are anxiously awaiting the second season of Touch too. Remember the saying, the Universe will always find a way? This show is a testament to this. Human beings as a species want to share a connection. It gives life purpose & meaning. Bless the people who brought this show together. It’s truly beautiful.

  25. This show was awesome. I loved it. I’m happy there will be a season 2. A lot of positive when there are a lot of negative things out there 2 watch. Thank you

  26. This show was awesome. I love it. Glad to see something positive on the air. Can’t wait until season 2.

  27. Best show I have ever seen!!

  28. Will the series of Touch be finalised as it has been cancelled or will we all be left with an un-finished story again (Terra Nova etc)

  29. Awesome show, Fox needs to keep it going. With all the trash on these days its refreshing to see a well written show. I cant believe Fox had to “think” of renewing this series. Please Fox NO MORE so called REALITY T.V. like all the other networks. Cant take it any more.

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