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Fox orders Tim Kring’s Touch

US network Fox has ordered 13 episodes of Tim Kring’s Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama Touch.

The series was announced earlier this year but hadn’t filmed a pilot ahead of the network’s annual upfront event in May.

Touch is written and produced by Heroes creator Kring and will launch in Spring 2012. It is produced by Chernin Entertainment, Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

The drama stars 24’s Sutherland as Martin Bohm, a single father haunted by his inability to connect to his 11 year old son Jake, played by David Mazouz, who possesses a special gift.

Touch is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times,” said Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly. “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.”