Fox Cancels ‘Touch’ After Two Seasons

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Fox made no secret of the fact that they had already renewed every series that they intended to, add to that that they got all of their series orders out of the way yesterday and this should come as no surprise. The network just cancelled the low rated drama series Touch after two seasons. There is no official word on the fate of The Cleveland Show, but that also looks unlikely to return.

Created by Tim Kring, Touch revolves around Martin Bohm, a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Everything changes when Martin discovers that Jake possesses the gift of staggering genius: the ability to see things that no one else can in the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. Jake is indeed communicating, but it’s not with words, it’s with numbers. The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Maria Bello, Lukas Haas, Saxon Sharbino and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Despite the talent involved and a decently rated first season, the show’s second season had real trouble finding and maintaining a sizeable audience in its new Friday night time-slot.  The show’s second season premiered to just shy of 4 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the A18-49 demo. Over the course of its second season, the series has gradually lost steam, with the most recent episode attracting an audience of 2.2 million viewers and a 0.6 A18-49 rating. The series finale of Touch is scheduled to air tomorrow night (May 10th) on Fox.