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Fox cancels Touch, dangles prospect of new 24 to keep Kiefer Sutherland occupied

No sooner had it gotten around to canceling the atrociously rated Touch—that Tim Kring-created, Kiefer Sutherland-starring show about how all of humanity is connected by mathematics or whatever—than did the Fox television network immediately turn its eyes toward rebooting 24 as a limited-run series (or, as we used to call them, a “miniseries), perhaps just because Sutherland needed to be kept occupied with something. Deadline doesn’t have any news beyond “this might exist,” but efforts to reboot the long-running series as a movie franchise ran aground, and a miniseries would likely do big business for the network, so it’s not the worst idea we’ve ever heard, outside of, y’know, it being completely creatively bankrupt and the show running a couple of seasons too long (despite some good material in seasons seven and eight) and etc.

Deadline reports that the mini would likely fall under the auspices of Homeland’s Howard Gordon, who is contractually obligated to be in charge of all television shows now.

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