Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy to Premiere in New FOX Thriller THE FOLLOWING, 1/21

October 24
1:15 2012


FOX is announcing the winter season and series premiere dates for new and returning series, including the return of TOUCH, and the debut of new thriller THE FOLLOWING. 

THE FOLLOWING, a psychological thriller created by Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Dawson's Creek," "Scream" franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon ("X-Men: The Last Stand," "Frost/Nixon") and James Purefoy ("Rome"), launches Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The intense, spellbinding drama follows RYAN HARDY (Bacon), an ex-FBI agent called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (Purefoy), a devious and diabolical serial killer, and the mastermind behind an ever-growing web of killers

Season Two of TOUCH, starring Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland ("24"), kicks into gear Friday, Feb. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). As the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, single father MARTIN BOHM (Sutherland) and his gifted son, JAKE (David Mazouz), find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter, a mathematical genius and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake's. Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello ("ER"), Lukas Haas ("24"), Said Taghmaoui ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra") and newcomer Saxon Sharbino. 

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Wednesday, Jan. 16:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursday, Jan. 17:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Monday, Jan. 21:
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Series Premiere)

Friday, Feb. 1:
9:00-10:00 PM TOUCH (Season Premiere)


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