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"Touch" (FOX TV show) is a series starring Kiefer Sutherland as a father who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events. From writer/creator Tim Kring ("Heroes," "Crossing Jordan") and executive producers Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope comes this preternatural drama in which science and spirituality intersect with the hopeful premise that we are all interconnected, tied in invisible ways to those whose lives we are destined to alter and impact.

Through masterful storytelling, the series follows a group of seemingly unrelated characters—beginning with a former firefighter tormented by his inability to save a dying woman, an Iraqi teenager who will go to great risks to help his family, a gifted singer whose actions at a karaoke bar save lives thousands of miles away and a British businessman desperately trying to retrieve a key piece of information from his lost mobile phone—who affect each other in ways seen and unseen.

At the center is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland, "24"), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his mute, severely autistic 10-year-old son, Jake. Caring, intelligent and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son who shows little emotion and never allows himself to be touched by anyone, including Martin. Jake busies himself with cast-off cell phones, disassembling them and manipulating the parts, allowing him to see the world in his own special way. After multiple failed attempts at keeping Jake in school, Martin is visited by social worker Clea Hopkins, who insists on doing an evaluation of the Bohms' living situation. Although new at her job, Clea sees a man whose life has become dominated by a child he can no longer control. She believes his attempts to communicate with Jake are just wish fulfillment, and determines that it's time for the state to intervene.



But everything changes when Martin discovers that Jake possesses a gift of staggering genius: the ability to see things that no one else can, the patterns that connect everything. Jake is indeed communicating after all. But it's not with words, it's with numbers. And now he needs Martin to decipher their meaning and connect these numbers to the cast of seemingly unrelated characters whose lives they affect. Along the way, Martin will be guided by Boris Podolsky, a discredited aging professor who offers Martin a compelling but unorthodox theory about Jake and his rare ability. Whether it be chance, coincidence, timing, synergy or fate, there are events that touch us all, as part of an interconnected, dazzlingly precise universe.

Season 2

In "Touch" Season 2, the story setting shifts from New York to Los Angeles, where single father Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) and his gifted son, Jake (David Mazouz), are on the run from the mysterious and possibly sinister research facility Aster Corps, which had shown tremendous interest in exploiting Jake's ability to perceive the hidden patterns that connect people around the world. After arriving on the West Coast, the father-son team met distraught mother Lucy Robbins (Maria Bello, "ER") and now are determined to help find her missing — and equally gifted — daughter Amelia (newcomer Saxon Sharbino). During their search, their paths will cross with Aster Corps' genius, Calvin Norburg (Lukas Haas, "24"), who's rumpled exterior masks his true colors, as well as a complicated and intense religious zealot, Guillermo Ortiz (Said Taghmaoui, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra").

The "Touch" TV show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Tailwind Productions and Chernin Entertainment. The creator and writer is Tim Kring, who also serves as an executive producer along with Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland and Suzan Bymel. The pilot is directed by Lawrence.




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TOUCH (FOX TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: FOX
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 25, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Chernin Entertainment
Tailwind Productions
20th Century Fox Television





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