Official: Kiefer Sutherland Returning to Primetime

9:07 AM PST 02/22/2011 by Marisa Guthrie

The former "24" star closes a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot "Touch," from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring.

Kiefer Sutherland, who starred for eight seasons on Fox's 24, is officially reuniting with the network.

He has closed a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring.
 
Co-produced by Chernin Entertainment, Touch centers on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen. 
 
Because of Sutherland's duties on Broadway where he currently stars in a revival of the Jason Miller's That Championship Season, Touch is expected start production in late May-early June after Sutherland fulfills his commitment to the play, now in previews, THR previously reported. That would make Touch a contender for midseason where 24 was a long-time staple. Kring wrote Touch, his first pilot script since Heroes. Charles McDougall, who has helmed the pilots for ABC's Desperate Housewives, CBS' The Good Wife and, most recently, Fox's The Chicago Code, is in talks to direct.
 
Sutherland is repped by CAA and Management 360.
 
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