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Fox pushes back Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Touch’ to January

By Daniel S Levine,

For those eagerly awaiting the return of Fox’s Touch, the network announced some bad news. The Kiefer Sutherland-starring series has now been pushed back to midseason.

Zap2It reports that the series was originally supposed to premiere on Friday, Oct. 26, paired with the final season of Fringe. Now, the series will not return until January.

The network has struggled in the ratings so far this season, especially on Fridays, which currently feature X Factor repeats, notes Entertainment Weekly.

In Touch’s place, Fox will air new episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay’s shows were a big hit for the network during the summer, so they have to be hoping that the celebrity chef can do the same this fall.

Touch, Sutherland’s first show since 24 ended, only averaged under 5 million viewers last season. Kitchen Nightmares, which aired on Fridays last season, averaged 4.6 million viewers.

Fox will have few dramas later on this season, since Fringe’s final season is just 13 episodes. Plus, if The Mob Doctor continues to draw poor ratings, it probably won’t last very long, notes Deadline.

image: Fox

 

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