'Heroes' creator Tim Kring sells pilot to Fox

He’s baaaaack: Heroes creator Tim Kring has sold a drama pilot to Fox called Touch, about a man who discovers his mute, autistic son can predict the future.

So, it’s sort of like Heroes… except there’s only one hero… and he doesn’t talk.

The script was written on spec and marks the latest pickup during pilot season (when networks give single-episode orders to a flurry of projects to find potential series for next fall). Fox also picked up a project from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas yesterday.

For more on 2011-12 pilot pickups:
Fall 2011-12 development: Will remakes of The Munsters and True Lies become great hits?

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  • Maximus

    It seems that he is good at building a concept, but not fleshing them out, can we have the people from JJ Abrams doing the writing for this guy’s show?

    • m.

      The same people who wrote “Undercovers”?!

      I agree about building concepts tho, but i would say the same thing about JJ Abrams.

  • Max Fisher


    • minister

      No doubt.

      Tim Kring makes Brandon Braga look like David Simon. I’d rather 127 Hours myself than watch one of his shows.

  • M Bluth

    So it’s the comic book guy from season 1 of Heroes. Hopefully they’ll also incorporate unlimited resets of their story lines through time travel. Save the cheerleader, something, something, something.

    • Wilhelmina

      Wonderufl explanation of facts available here.

  • Josh

    Considering the writing was the worst part about Heroes(though the acting wasn’t far behind) I’ll pass.

  • Miz

    … say hello to early cancellation, Mr. Kring. Why, oh why, do these people keep selling pilots/shows to Fox? (Besides the money, of course.)

    I mean, ask Whedon how selling Dollhouse and Firefly worked out for him? (On that same note, ask Eliza Dushku about the end of Tru Calling. Or Summer Glau about TSCC.) Ask Fuller about Wonderfalls. Wait a few months and chat with JJ about how Fringe is doing.

    Fox has a proven track record when it comes to genre/sci-fi shows. A track record littered with abused corpses.

  • Vince

    Well Miz some of those shows were pretty bad, others were not.
    Anyway this one sounds like a bore

  • Dicazi

    I will not watch anything from this man after the way hue butchered Heroes.

  • Kayo

    Well put, sir, well put. I’ll cretianly make note of that.

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