Exclusive: Touch Stages 24 Reunion, Recruits Lukas Haas as New Series Regular

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lukas haas touchThe good folks at Fox apparently like what happens when Lukas Haas and Keifer Sutherland share the screen together. The former 24 costars will be reunited this fall when Haas joins the cast of Touch as Calvin Butterfield, a young genius entrepreneur and scientist.

According to a show source, Haas will be a series regular.

Touch returns to Fox’s schedule in its new Friday timeslot on Oct. 26, 8/7c.

Excited about this casting news? Have some fond recollections of Haas’ 24 stint? Share your thoughts in the comments!



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Comments (19)

  • Won’t help – the show will still bomb in it’s new time slot. It’s gonna make Fringe look good, mark my words.

    Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – August 1, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nothing can make Fringe look good. And I’m a fan. :-D

      Comment by nick1372 – August 1, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, at least it’s gonna make the FOX executives re-think their decision to end Fringe. :D

        I mean, look at the finale numbers for Touch. 1.3 A18-49 rating on a Thursday. It was post-May sweeps, I get that, but still really, really bad. And it’s gonna drop even further on Fridays. :/

        Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – August 1, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • maybe the FOX executives should re-think their marketing of TOUCH ~ we love it, but stumbled on to it quite by accident.

          Comment by Hugh & Vivian – August 15, 2012 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Clearly not, or you would have noticed that Fringe is easily the best show on television right now, you silly goose. n_n

        Comment by Green – August 1, 2012 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think they mean Touch’s ratings will be so bad, it’ll make Fringe’s ratings look good in comparison, not the quality of the show. At least I hope that’s what they meant.

          Comment by Emily – August 2, 2012 12:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I meant ratings-wise. Fringe is one of the most under-rated shows on TV.

          And is “silly goose” a compliment?

          Comment by nick1372 – August 2, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is over after the season, so is Touch more or less.

    Comment by Mike – August 1, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Touch has a chance as long as they expand the mythology and tighten the story arcs.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – August 1, 2012 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You spelled Kiefer wrong.

    Comment by Jh23 – August 1, 2012 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now if they can only get rid of (or recast) that annoying kid.

    Comment by Jon – August 1, 2012 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re talking about Keifer Sutherland, right? ;-)
      The kid (David Mazouz) is 20x the actor Keifer is. He plays a really togh role wonderfully.

      Comment by nick1372 – August 1, 2012 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Annoying kid!!! Come on…he is perfectly cast!

      Comment by Hugh & Vivian – August 15, 2012 03:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cool

    Comment by somebodythatiusedtoknow – August 1, 2012 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The angle of this article is quite a reach. I had to look up Lukas to figure out what role he had on 24, and frankly I’m not sure he even shared a scene with Kiefer Sutherland. If I remember correctly, they only talked on the phone.

    Comment by Emily – August 2, 2012 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As I recall, the Andrew Paige character was Chloe’s techie friend. He stumbled across some info while hacking and the terrorists caught up with him and beat him up. They might have killed him if Jack had not (from some distance) shot them using a high powered rifle. Jack then called for an ambulance for Andrew. So, I agree, they did not really “share the screen”.

      Comment by collette – August 2, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • u r right: i hardly remember the person on 24. Just a guy with a bycicle

    Comment by elena – August 2, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Touch! He will be a great addition. Looking forward to season 2.

    Comment by Debbie – August 4, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not sure how we started watching “Touch”, but since that first show we stumbled upon half way through last season, we have become big fans of “Touch” and have recommended it to all our family and friends. The actors are so talented, but then we were avid fans of “24″ and Keifer Sutherland. “Jake” is now a favorite, too, so talented at such a young age. We are seeing that it may not continue because of ratings ~ can’t imagine anyone not liking the intrigue and the characters, and the fascinating creativity of the writers connecting people all over the world in stories which portray intertwined lives. Fascinating, and challenging to follow.
    We were saddened that “24″ ended, that was one of those shows that we looked forward to each week, as we were when “Boston Legal” ended.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK – DON’T LET “TOUCH” DIE AWAY ONTO THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR.
    Aloha,
    H&V

    Comment by Hugh & Vivian – August 15, 2012 03:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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