Touch is an American supernatural thriller television series created by Tim Kring about a widower and single father whose quest to reach his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son will shape the destiny of the entire planet by exploring the hidden connections which bind together all of humanity.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 25 January, 2012 to 10 May, 2013. There are 26 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
Touch originally aired in South Africa on M-Net and M-Net HD from 6 August, 2012 to 20 May, 2013. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered with a double bill on M-Net and M-Net HD on Monday 18 February 2013, at 21h30. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly. There are 14 episodes in the second and final season.
We are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours.
Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, and returning for a second season, Touch is the uplifting global hit drama from creator and writer Tim Kring (Heroes, Crossing Jordan) and executive producers Peter Chernin (New Girl, Terra Nova) and Katherine Pope (New Girl, Terra Nova).
Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series follows seemingly unrelated people from across the world, all of whose lives impact each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown.
At the centre of the story is Martin Bohm (Sutherland), a widower and single father who struggles to communicate and connect with his emotionally challenged 12-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz).
Determined, thoughtful and caring, Martin continues to try anything – and everything – to reach his son. But Jake still hasn't spoken.
Season 1 unfolded with Martin realising that Jake possessed an extraordinary gift – the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet.
It was up to Martin to decipher these numbers and put the pieces together in order to help people all over the world whose lives touched one another – whether they knew it or not.
In Season 2, the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, where Martin and Jake find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter; a mathematical genius; and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake's.
Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello (ER), Lukas Haas (24), Said Taghmaoui (G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra) and newcomer Saxon Sharbino.
Touch is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Kring created the series and wrote the pilot.
Kring, Carol Barbee (Jericho), Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland and Suzan Bymel (The War at Home) are executive producers. Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants) directed the pilot.
Series exclusive to M-Net and M-Net HD
Season 1 (12 episodes)
Premiere: 6 August 2012 | Finale: 22 October 2012 | Mondays, 21h30
Season 2 (14 episodes)
Premiere: 18 February 2013 | Finale: 20 May 2013 | Mondays, 21h30