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

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

    • nick1372 says:

      Nothing can make Fringe look good. And I’m a fan. :-D

      • 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. :/

        • Hugh & Vivian says:

          maybe the FOX executives should re-think their marketing of TOUCH ~ we love it, but stumbled on to it quite by accident.

      • Green says:

        Clearly not, or you would have noticed that Fringe is easily the best show on television right now, you silly goose. n_n

        • Emily says:

          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.

        • nick1372 says:

          I meant ratings-wise. Fringe is one of the most under-rated shows on TV.

          And is “silly goose” a compliment?

  2. Mike says:

    Fringe is over after the season, so is Touch more or less.

  3. Touch has a chance as long as they expand the mythology and tighten the story arcs.

  4. Jh23 says:

    You spelled Kiefer wrong.

  5. Jon says:

    Now if they can only get rid of (or recast) that annoying kid.

  6. somebodythatiusedtoknow says:


  7. Emily says:

    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.

    • collette says:

      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”.

  8. elena says:

    u r right: i hardly remember the person on 24. Just a guy with a bycicle

  9. Debbie says:

    Love Touch! He will be a great addition. Looking forward to season 2.

  10. Hugh & Vivian says:

    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.