FOX has announced that the second season premiere of Touch will be delayed by another week. The Kiefer Sutherland drama had originally been tapped for a late fall premiere before being shuttled off to mid-season, where it debuted last season. Originally, the premiere date was going to be Friday, February 1st at 9:00, but now, it’s been pushed to Friday, February 8th at 8:00 and expanded to two hours. The premiere finds Martin and Jake on the run in Los Angeles trying to help a mother find her gifted daughter, who has gone missing and might have been a casualty of the mysterious Aster Corps.
Touch stars Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz, with the second season welcoming Maria Bello, Saxon Sharbino, Lukas Haas, and Said Taghmaoui.
Meanwhile, The Mob Doctor has been effectively canceled by the network. While there has been no cancellation confirmation, FOX will not be ordering any additional episodes aside from the initial 13 episodes. However, every episode will be aired, with the final four being split being the show’s Monday time slot following Bones and a Saturday night burn-off. The dates for the final episodes of The Mob Doctor are Saturday, December 29th; Monday, December 31st; Saturday, January 5th; and Monday, January 7th. The Following, a serial killer drama starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, will be taking over for the show Monday, January 21st at 9:00, with January 14th featuring a two-hour episode of Bones.
The Mob Doctor debuted to extremely low numbers and the question quickly became not if it’d be canceled but when. Due to a short bench and having no cheap reality programming, the network stuck with the show for much longer than anyone expected and gave fans of the show about as much as they could have hoped for, considering the circumstances.
The Mob Doctor currently airs Mondays at 9:00 on FOX.
Are you excited to have Touch coming back for a second season? Were you still watching The Mob Doctor despite the disastrous ratings?