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Sky buys Fox’s Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has taken exclusive rights to Touch, the US network drama starring Kiefer Sutherland.

The show, from Heroes creator Tim Kring, airs on Fox in the US and is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. It stars Sutherland as the single father of a son who he discovers has an extraordinary talent to see things and connect seemingly unrelated events.

Sky will screen it on its flagship general entertainment channel, Sky 1, which also aired Sutherland’s hit series 24. The launch date has not been confirmed, but it will bow this spring.

The actor said: “It’s great for Touch to have found a home on Sky. Sky was always supportive of 24 and built some truly innovative promotions for the show. I’m thrilled that UK audiences will get to see the show so soon after the US launch.”

“It’s great to have Kiefer back on Sky 1 HD – it feels like his natural home after the phenomenal success of 24,” added Stuart Murphy, director, Sky 1 HD.

The show is produced by Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment. Chernin, Tim Kring and Sutherland will executive produce.