Fox's Touch Down, Cancelled After Two Seasons

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TOUCH_203-SCA13_0099Touch‘s season finale this Friday will in fact be its series finale.

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Fox has cancelled the ever-evolving parenting drama-turned-save the world thriller after two seasons, sources confirm for TVLine. (A network spokesman was not available for comment.)

The Kiefer Sutherland-fronted series opened Season 2 in February with 3.8 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, down 20 and 23 percent from its freshman finale. At last tally, its penultimate hour did 2.22 mil and a 0.6.



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Comments (113)

  • I did not see this one coming…. :/

    Comment by Mike – May 9, 2013 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I bet Jake knew……and, of course, Amelia certainly did…….

      Comment by Interred Ferguson – May 12, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was suerprised too. Thought they would give it another season. Its said there were 2 seasons but I did not notice that it was 2 seasons. Had very few episodes and many seemed to get postponed somehow

      Comment by Pat Goldberg – June 23, 2013 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Show made you think … and wonder. Complex interwoven storylines. Loved them ! Maybe too much for typical viewing audience … and network programmers. I will miss being “out of Touch”.

      Comment by Daniel Civco – August 2, 2013 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Addendum … as much as I love Kiefer and looked (look) forward to “24″, he was the wrong choice for this role. Tom Hanks would’ve been a better Martin.

        Comment by Daniel Civco – August 2, 2013 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The immediate next step in this story probably includes the words “movie,” “24,” and “the.”

    Comment by Duke – May 9, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Let’s hope so! Still wanting that so hard.

      Comment by anakinjmt – May 9, 2013 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fun while it lasted :)

    Comment by Kresh – May 9, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank God. Now we can get that 24 movie we have been waiting for lol

    Comment by ajintexas – May 9, 2013 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 24 is coming back summer of 2014

      Comment by zach – May 15, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How so you know? I hope you are right/

        Comment by graccee 1 grace – July 28, 2013 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • man i have been waiting for this show to come i love this show

        Comment by candice – January 10, 2014 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bummed, but I haven’t been enjoying it this year near as much as the first season.

    Comment by DreamRose311 – May 9, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree 100%. the first season was more widely interconnected stories and the second focused to much IMHO on the evil corp vs martin not on the world wide scale the first season did. either way ill still miss it very much ;(

      Comment by miki – September 25, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That sucks and what do yo expect when you put it on fridays. Fox is stupid for doing that.

    Comment by ali robinson – May 9, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s what happens when shows come on whenever. They need to go back to coming on in fall and running to spring!

    Comment by Tina – May 9, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! Thank you! I thought I was weird and the only one that noticed this. It no longer works like clockwork where you anticipate the next season. TV series now go a few shows, stop, wait a year, start, stop, then unpredictably restart. It’s tiresome and stupid and no consistency or flow or buildup to hold your audience. I just don’t get it anymore.

      Comment by Walt – May 12, 2013 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Why do they do that anyway?

        Comment by Walt – May 12, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree.. that sucks when they start and stop etc…and then they change the day of the show when they feel they have a following audience, so they can put some price of crap in that time slot just figuring people will have nothing to watch in that time slot since they jjst moved a show they have been religiously watching, only for some people to not follow the show to its siberianSiberian time slot and then the loyal veiwersviewers get screwed.

        Comment by Denise – August 14, 2013 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fox did not treat Touch well at all. They never promoted it and then moved it to Friday. Why don’t they cans all those stupid reality music shows that are horrible.

    At least now hopefully KS can concentrate in 24 movie. Thanks to all the cast and crew of Toxh for an amazing show.

    Comment by Moonlight4evr – May 9, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, but this is incorrect. Touch go so many damn commercials I loathed the show having never watched an episode. The excessive promotion and frequent longer-than-30-seconds commercials drove me away from it as fast as the boring premise would.

      Keifer and his catatonic child was a go-nowhere premise that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone to give a darn about.

      It was only amazing in how long it remained on the air, and I’d imagine that can be attributed to contractual guarantees attached to Keifer, so as not to make him look like a failure.

      Comment by BigChad – May 9, 2013 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It wasn’t boring. It was a very good show. It took a bit of intellect to get it, though.

        Comment by bobbie – May 9, 2013 06:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree with you. loved the show and also believe it appeals to those who appreciate an intellectual plot. The mindless reality shows appeal to individuals who don’t want to think.

          Comment by Bev Kennedy – May 10, 2013 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Totally agree with you there. It sucks that the only thing that networks keep around is these fake reality shows. And people actually believe that most of them are not scripted or at least forced in a certain direction by the producers. Reality TV is the same no matter what show you are watching. We have all seen them and they are boring. You take good shows like this, 24, Saving Hope, Huge, and so that that actually have meaning and content and the major networks flop them to the side after one season, but Survivor, American Idol, The Amazing Race, and so on all have 97 seasons under their belt. If you’ve seen one episode of survivor, you’ve seen them all. There is no new twist or anything that hasn’t been done before or that would make the show any more exciting, but yet we Americans like mindless drones keep watching them.

            Comment by Lucas – June 10, 2013 08:53 PM PDT  
          • I agree totally! How does Big Brother, Batchelor, Wife Swap and all the other reality shows stay on when you have a great show with great actors and writers like Touch that actually causes you to think gets cancelled?

            Comment by graccee 1 grace – July 28, 2013 08:20 PM PDT  
      • if you want a series more fresh than Touch … well lets wait at least 10 years… there will only be crappy series…i can assure you that this wont happen… if they plan theyr things by the ratings.. lol the only fresh you will ever see is crappy series of cops kills crimes… and that isnt fresh but thats what everyone will see, mainly because thats the only thing that they broadcast so its a littel complicated to see other stuff… so more fresh than Touch? it will be hard… very hard, and they are idiots… because touch was a really great series and the way it finished let an entire universe to create ahead…

        Comment by Rudi Bergner – June 17, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The commercials built suspense. People did get into it. All it took was some thinking and putting pieces together, maybe you shouldve gave it more than one try. Dont be a dumb unintelligent person like half the rest of the world, because you couldnt grasp the awesomeness and intelligence that Touch involved. This was my all time fave show and it cant be replaced in my books.

      Comment by Tati – May 11, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are so right it was awesome. Only dumb people with no brains can’t understand what this amazing show was about. I love that it was unique from all the crap you see now on tv also if you don’t like commercials there is something called a dvr where you can record shows and fast forward all the commercials. Clever isn’t it

        Comment by lily – May 27, 2013 02:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The topic is Touch and not Sutherland’s other enterprises and shouldn’t be compared but Fox has made this mistake before. I watched this series after the fact. Never heard of it and why, like another series they had on they didn’t advertise it well. I liked both seasons. It was action packed, father and son bonding. I have worked with autistic children and frankly what the story told showed this boy was not autistic. He was diagnosed as such because not knowing what he was about that was the only logical diagnosis. Granted he had too much sensory input but he was gifted and telepathic and that is why he didn’t talk. I think he would have more if the series would have continued. The real star of the show was the actor playing Jake. He should have gotten an acting award. I was shocked when I saw it on Netflix that they could cancel a show of this caliber but all I could think was it was over the heads of some of the young people. The actor that played the Hasidic Jewish man was awesome; good characterization. The Rebbe who came probably didn’t make sense to some. He is a Rabbi who is head of a certain interest of his faith, in this case the 36 and the God sequence. There were flashbacks to make the connections. It as a very metaphysical show and I loved it. It was a big mistake cutting the show. They should have put it on a better day and really advertised it because I know many who would have watched it if they had known it existed. The show wasn’t the problem, the station was.

      Comment by Trepessa – December 19, 2013 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a shame. They’ll keep lame cartoons on but get rid of a real drama. Shame on you Fox. Keep showing lame shows like American Idol. I won’t be watching.Touch was an interesting show too. Sad.

    Comment by BrokenDestinies – May 9, 2013 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe those “lame” shows do better in the ratings?

      Comment by Carla – May 9, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad but expected. The show was much better this season, evolving from a slack new-agey celebration of silly coincidences to a better-paced action show with a clear narrative thread. It also helped (a lot) that Maria Bello joined the show (even if they stupidly killed off her character).

    Comment by schmed – May 9, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I actually feel the opposite. Although it may have been a little New-Agey, I enjoyed the premise of the first season, with the interlocking stories. I was actually excited for Season 2 until I realized that this unique little show had become just another tired action drama, and not a particularly interesting one at that. Saddened but not surprised.

      Comment by Dayna – May 9, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agree.

        Comment by kirads09 – May 9, 2013 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly!

        Comment by Leni Sommer – May 11, 2013 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I too felt the second season of the show strayed from what made it unique and likeable. The whole idea of destiny causing people’s lives to TOUCH was lost in season two. It was really interesting to see how the stories in the episode connected to one another. In season one, Jakes introductory speeches and summations was one of the best parts of the show. In the first season the characters were so interesting, and you really ended up caring about them. The second season was very dark. I stuck with it through the second season but was not going watch season three unless it returned to original format and feel of the first season.

        Comment by Cliff – July 8, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • what I liked about this season was that 1/2 of Kiefer’s dialogue wasn’t yelling ‘Jake’ every 20 seconds! Bummed about the cancellation though :( I can’t say I’m surprised given the low ratings but it was a show that weaved this really interesting web, so intricate with each character and situation somehow relating to one another

      Comment by jenna – May 9, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lol. The first season was really annoying to me, but the new direction of the second season was quite compelling. Touch was ultimately destined for a short run, though. I think they explored most of its potential in this second season.

        Comment by MC – May 10, 2013 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OMG yes, thank God they stopped the Jake! Jake! Jake! That drove me nuts. I did like the first season a bit better, but I still liked it a lot this season.
        It kept me interested the entire time.
        I hate when they move the day it’s on and take weeks off in between…What do they expect to happen to the ratings?

        Comment by ~ZZZoey~ – May 10, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hate to tell you but this was NOT new age thought. I’m a spiritualist among other things and the ideas expressed were far older. This is a very metaphysical/mystical/religious oriented show but most don’t know about a lot of mysticism and other things because it hasn’t been their interest. The show was sheer genius.

      Comment by Trepessa – December 19, 2013 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Figured this would happen, but Touch is a wonderful show. Too bad Fox didn’t do better at supporting and promoting it.

    Comment by Melanie – May 9, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And it’s SO UNUSUAL for FOX to do a lousy job at supporting and promoting a great show! Firefly, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Drive. . . .it’s an endless list.

      Comment by Ellen – May 10, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Enjoyed the first season, haven’t saw the second season yet, but planning to. Too bad they canceled this show and not AI or something like that. :( Bummer but hoping for 24 movie :)

    Comment by Roel – May 9, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not surprised in the least. I only ever watched the first few episodes of season one way back when it first premiered, but it was a reasonably good show.

    Comment by Eric – May 9, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This REALLY really sucks for me because honestly? I enjoyed Season 2 SO MUCH MORE than Season 1… it kept me on the edge of my seat every time I was watching it, and especially the storyline with the murderer I was always like OMG… I was really into it…

    Now I’m just HOPING or rather praying it won’t end with an evil cliffhanger that will never cleared up, but I fear it will… and that’s gonna make it even worse…

    If the show was on another channel like CW, it would have been hit material, but for Fox the ratings suck, so no surprise there, but it still makes me sad…
    I wonder if it was “too complicated” for people, because watching this show people would have to think and use their brains… which people obviously don’t like very much… they rather watch reality dokus where they don’t have to use their brains… *shrugs*

    Comment by Kat – May 9, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All the networks seem to be cancelling shows that make prople think!!! Overall, people don’t want to think anymore….Between this and the cancellation of Zero Hour, there is nothing on the major networks that makes people use their minds. We are STUCK in this realm of reality shows, like American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with The Stars, etc….mindless TV shows that do nothing but waste our time!!!

      Comment by Scott – May 10, 2013 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • We gave up on network TV and cable. We got Netflix streaming live for less than $10.00 per month which gives us endless supply of commercial free movies from around the world and reruns of weekly shows. This is totally user friendly. They have you rate shows and then make recommendations based on your ratings. Usually television shows are the entire season, so if you find something you love you can see it’s episodes through in order on consecutive night. We have saved lots of money every month and enjoy TV so much more. BBC has made many outstanding shows for years.

        Give yourself that gift of a totally new experience. Get Netflix streaming on your TV.

        Comment by Cruger Johnson Phillips – July 7, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved season 1 of Touch. Season 2 I have hung in there but not so enamoured. I loved the mind blowing heart warming connections S1 – even international ones. The Happy Pop twins! I think Touch should have kept with that – it made the show unique and special.. I haven’t enjoyed S2 because it has all been filled running from Aster Corps, Guillermo, death and violence.
    It comes as no surprise to me that it didn’t make it. Neither does bringing back 24 in a limited way.

    Comment by kirads09 – May 9, 2013 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • thank god I never want to see this show, Tim Kring as show runner, please no, the man ruined HEROES

    Comment by Fernanda – May 9, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • :( Saw that coming, it just wasn’t the same as the first season where every episode ended with me in tears. Lol. Good tears…. but tears.

    Comment by scg – May 9, 2013 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked it.

    Comment by bobbie – May 9, 2013 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nooooooo I really hope this is not true! :(

      Comment by Bobby Jo – May 11, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The one who I think deserves the most Kudos is David Mazouz who did such an incredible job as Jake. ♥

    Comment by kirads09 – May 9, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you and should have if he didn’t won an acting award. He was awesome. He portrayed what some thought was autism and I don’t but it was like it because he was gifted and telepathic. Doesn’t matter he did the stemming really well. Not all autistic children hate to be touched. It depends on what sensory is involved. I had many as clients that loved to be held but were autistic and I have seen the rocking many times but Jake transcended all of that and it was for another reason he acted as he did. He did a very fine job on his part. I liked all the actors they chose to have and Mr. Sutherland did a great job. Really not a 24 watcher. Not my kind of show.

      Comment by Trepessa – December 19, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry to read this. The show grew on me slowly. Hopefully the final episode isn’t a cliffhanger.

    Comment by CAM – May 9, 2013 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry it has been cancelled as I enjoyed it though they should not have killed off Maria Bello’s character!

    Comment by Sharon Hallett – May 9, 2013 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a shame, because the second season was much better than the first.

    Comment by Bradley Adams – May 10, 2013 12:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like it

    Comment by Jacqueline – May 10, 2013 04:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ridiculous!!! This is one of the best shows on TV. i would schedule my Friday night around this time!! I even jointed Huluplus because I had to miss it a couple times due to prior engagements. Why in the world would they cancel something so loved by so many??? Why not cancel Family guy…the Simpsons or some other no-nonsense show? Good job Fox because you are slowly, but surely losing me and many other viewers with decisions like this.

    Comment by Sandi – May 10, 2013 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREED!

      Comment by mariela.jocy@yahoo.com – May 10, 2013 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes I really totally agree with you. And i am getting so mad at these lame Touch bashers. If you was too unintelligent to graps the show that is your fault. Fox shouldnt cancel a good show because people had to use their minds for once!!! Gosh!!!

      Comment by Tati – May 11, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So true, who watches fox they had me at American Idol until Simon and Paula left. Touch was a great show but all good things must come to an end.

      Comment by lily – May 27, 2013 03:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the main problem is that there are too few us with brains and smarts that actually “get” these shows. American Dad, Family Guy, and other such toilet humor, plus the “reality” shows all cater to those who are too lazy to really think. So we lose shows like Touch and Zero Hour because our society is getting dumber and dumber.

    Comment by Amy – May 10, 2013 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You nailed it. Anything remotely intelligent gets cancelled.

      Comment by neotnec – May 10, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • dumber and dumber 2 is coming out for all those people

      Comment by Jack – May 23, 2013 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have enjoyed this show from day one. My kids even enjoy it. As many have written, it is a show that makes you think and certainly keeps you on your toes. Season 2 definitely picked it up a notch. Great story lines. I hope FOX reconsiders this decision and keeps it going. At the least, I hope they end the series properly.

    Comment by Paul – May 10, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, that’s my fear–that it’ll leave us hanging with no closure. I hope they had an inkling ahead of time that they might be cancelled and wrote the story accordingly. Kind of like The Event, not that I was keen on that ending, but at least it was an ending.

      Comment by Amy – May 10, 2013 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually enjoyed the premise of season 1 better. The idea that things being connected across the world to come up with a specific out come was inspirational. I enjoyed this season’s storyline but I think it should have been more like the ‘X Files’. The underlying story with the weekly events remaining intact. And shame on Fox for putting it on Friday night were few shows survive.

    Comment by Chuck – May 10, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EVERY time I enjoy a show it gets cancelled. Not all of us watch reality shows or silly comedies. Some of us enjoy cerebral shows that make us think.

    Comment by neotnec – May 10, 2013 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am so upset to see Touch go. I really enjoyed the premise. This gets cut but idiocy stays on the air. *eye roll*

    Comment by erin m – May 10, 2013 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good,, I’m ready for another season of 24. One of the best shows on TV so far

    Comment by Suzanne – May 10, 2013 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with the comments that season 2 turned intoa different show completely. We were never told what got Guillermo started (was it Avram??). Are the 36 replaced, because a lot of them were murdered.

    Killing Danny Glover in S1 and then Maria Bello in S2 were low points in the show. Not to mention that Bello’s death made no sense at all (why on Earth would Martin leave her just yards away from Aster corp labs???).

    But watching the finale, I’m torn. It was so ludicrous and implausible I just couldn’t take it seriously. Putting Martin in a Jack Bauer-style interrogation scene?? Really?? The whole episode was a major disappointment.

    Season 1 brought a sense of wonder as we got very unique and engaging show. Season 2 brought a lot more plot holes and leaps in logic as it became more like 24…

    Comment by Phoenix Jones – May 10, 2013 10:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh and btw- Zero Hour was TERRIBLE

    Comment by Phoenix Jones – May 10, 2013 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooooooo! I hope this isn’t true :(

    Comment by Bobby Jo – May 11, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was sad to hear that they would cancel Touch, though I have missed a few episodes in the past. It was a great show and I hate to see it go! :-(

    (Let’s hope ’24′ comes back- either in a movie or series!)

    Comment by Chris – May 11, 2013 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully Fox will read the comments here and reconsider their decision to cancel a really decent and interesting program. (Touch)

    Comment by Val – May 11, 2013 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think I am the person that should never like a television show and I certainly should not tell anyone else about it. How interesting the plot, how great the cast is, how much the story line opens up the immagination. All the what ifs and could be’s. To much dialogue ? Can’t identify with ordinary viewer ? Unbelievable story Line ? No sexual undertones and leading man/lady fantasy ? If this is what TV is come to it is no wonder I watch so much PBS….Cause if I like it, it is cancelled. Maybe I should start liking Splash, and people jumping on floating buoys and trying to avoid getting tossed in the water, then there is the 25 amateur talent shows for singing, dancing, magic, puppetering and the new one that is coming on next fall, “so you think you can be a prize fighter ?”…I need to get a new book.

    Comment by Terrianne Thiel-Machin – May 11, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol…. Exactly. To all of that!

      Comment by scg10 – May 11, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A fantastic show! I looked forward to every episode. The action was compelling even though at times it appeared far-fetched. But it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I enjoyed the intertwining of the different story lines in Season 1. That was very clever. Season 2 confined the drama and story-lines to certain characters mostly but the writing was superb. The season finale wrapped up the story well and resolved all the loose ends. But I am sorry to see it go.
    Great job writers. Hope to see your work on another series.

    Comment by Rich – May 11, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fox producers, creators, writers, etc. the ones who cancelled touch, need to sit down and read all these comments and many more posted on numerous sites on the web and really reconsider this decision. Its all about the money to them, they really dont care at all about the small but still there fanbase that Touch had. It breaks my heart to see this show go.

    Comment by Tati – May 11, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t like the direction that Touch went this season. I thought the sub-plot with the traveling cell phone absolutely brilliant–like The Butterfly Effect, it showed how we were all inter-connected. This season, they dropped that altogether and turned it into yet another Les Miseralbles/The Fugitive clone. And IMHO they got the whole thing with the 38 totally wrong. They are not The Uniquely Talented, they are The Righteous Ones. Those whose souls are so pure, so good, that the world continues to exist for their sake. They are kind, and gentle, and invariably do the right thing without hesitation, not for any worldly or next life reward, but simply because it is the right thing to do. And if you were to suggest to one that he or she is one, that person would find the idea ridiculous–thinking themselves unworthy.

    Comment by Leni Sommer – May 11, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should have dropped Idol before dropping Touch!! Those execs are smokin crack!!

    Comment by Karen L Luke – May 11, 2013 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Saddened to hear this news. Always loved watching this show…it was so unique in today’s TV world!!!! Could you reconsider????

    Comment by Eileen – May 13, 2013 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I enjoyed both seasons. Season 1 gave you little clues about things going on in the background and 2 gave you some meat for what there was. But I don’t think the story was quite finished. We got a quickie finish, the bad guys all rounded up, but I felt that there was more to tell. Even the evil president of AstorCor potentially wasn’t done. Plus, yeah we got the numbers done and all that but there is a lot of story left.

    All this so 24 can come back…sucks.

    Comment by Dean – May 13, 2013 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gutted. A show that made you think about why we are here, how things work. Inspires you to fill in the gaps using your own intellect rather than being force fed by the fat cats trying to make an extra buck. Beautifully created by a genius imagination, I hope Tim continues in his work and doesn’t give in to ratings pressure. Look out in the future for a song called Saints & Scholars by a band named Monophobix – inspired by this show.

    Comment by Six – May 14, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show had all the wrong things done to it. I kept track of the ratings and lost hope for the show continuing. A Friday timeslot, using the second (half)season as a mid-season replacement, a hiatus for the show. That’s not how to attract rumours. While I get the hate for the violent turn the series took, is it any surprise? As great as an intelligent show is, it still needs a very clear plot, which the first Season didn’t have. Season 1 was episodic with an underlying thread, 2 built towards a clear goal. And imagine for a moment that this stuff is real, that there are in fact 36 magical people who can save the world with numbers. Would real life be the saccharine coincidence-laden world depicted in Season 1? Or greedy corporations working to take advantage of said magical people for profit? The existence of a murderous religious zealot with a link to them is a maybe, but I’ll let that one slide because Guillermo was the most compelling newcomer in my opinion. I absolutely love the lingering terror in the episodes that built towards the mid-way Slasher episode, which seemed a heck of a lot like a Halloween episode.

    Comment by Cole – May 15, 2013 01:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Slip of the typing fingers, I meant not how to attract viewers.

      Comment by Cole – May 15, 2013 01:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry to see Touch canceled. I loved the show but was disappointed when Lucy was killed right after being reunited with Amelia though. I agree with many of you that I’d rather see some of the reality shows 8 ridiculous cartoon shows such as Simpsons & Family Guy canceled. Sad too have good drama shows canceled

    Comment by Char – May 16, 2013 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so bummed that they cancelled my favorite show! What a drop off! What a let down! I wonder what the show will be replaced with…probably yet another stupid nonreality reality show.

    Comment by lori – May 17, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why i’m not surprised?

    Comment by Paw Athi – May 19, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Truly disappointed , but not suprised with FOXS horrible promomting of the series. The new way tv shows are sporatically aired and just how are world is becoming more and more unhealthy and detached does not make for a show thats( intelligent and is about human connection and something deep and meaningful not
    superficial), to be able to survive. I mean fox couldnt even give it 2hrs to at least rap
    up, im really upset about it, but people are shallow unfortunately and enjoy shallow and mindless tv like the simpsons which I
    renamed the simpletons its amazing that
    such a horrible show survives.Yet an
    amazing show like touch gets cancelled.
    How a show like touch that deals with
    connection , the fibonacci sequence and
    the golden ratio which are true facts that
    apply to everything in nature around us that
    has major profound meaning, does not
    interest people is just sad and quite mind
    boggling. I really seriously hope people
    wake from there coma’s and catitonic state of stupid indulgence fixes , because I cant
    stand the garbage on TV. Yet thats all we
    seem to get lately and it really stinks.

    Comment by yeshua4life7 – May 20, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Because we have so many people who have no thoughts beyond themselves and garbage like “merican idle,” a wonderful series like this gets canned. Why don’t the PTB get some educated people for Neilson!

    Comment by Deb – May 21, 2013 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FOX = dissappointment

    Comment by A – May 25, 2013 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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