Kiefer Sutherland, Zooey Deschanel and many, many more stars checked in with entertainment journalists from all over at the winter 2012 gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, and Emmys.com was there. See all the pictures.
Pasadena, California - Kiefer Sutherland, Zooey Deschanel and many, many more stars are checked in with entertainment journalists from all over at the spring 2012 gathering of the Television Critics Association at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California. Browse pictures below and see the established stars and new faces who came by to talk about their new seasons and new shows — Napoleon Dynamite, Smash, Fashion Star, The Firm and more.
Veteran screen star Kiefer Sutherland was on hand discussing one of the most anticipated new spring shows, Touch, a supernatural drama in which he portrays widowed, single father 'Martin Bohm,' whose mute and seemingly autistic son 'Jake' (played by David Mazouz) has extraordinary powers to "see how we were all connected," says executive producer Tim Kring. Esteemed actor Danny Glover co-stars as a professor who specializes in helping children like Jake.
Though ten-year-old Jake has never uttered one word in his life, the young boy displays a deep fascination with numbers, mathematical patterns hidden in the world around us, destiny — and a stirring call that compels him to the make the connections for "the ones whose lives need to touch."
Though this hour-long procedural revolves around Bohm's struggles to connect to his gifted child, Touch is not a show about autism, Kring said.
And with its decidedly mystical, spiritual story elements, the new show is not a redux of the either Kring's sci-fi creation Heroes or Sutherland's long-running thriller 24, according to the two. Despite the pilot's references to a terrorist threat, Sutherland insists characters 'Martin Bohm' and 'Jack Bauer' are two very different men.
Catch a special preview of Touch on Wednesday, Jan. 25 on FOX at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), immediately following American Idol.
The series premieres in its regular Monday night slot on March 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
- J. Bolden