Kiefer Sutherland’s Fox drama may not be in touch with many viewers, but the actor is still a hot commodity.
As “Touch” languishes in the ratings since moving to Friday nights (after its second-season premiered was delayed and then shuffled around), Sutherland is already being offered new projects.
With pilot season in high gear, Sutherland has been offered a starring role in the NBC pilot “The Black List,” Entertainment Weekly is reporting.
The series focuses on “how the world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection,” according to EW. Sutherland would play the criminal.
The potential series would be second in line behind Sutherland’s commitment to Fox’s “Touch,” but it lends itself to speculation that the actor may soon be very available for a new job.
No decision on the fate of “Touch” has been made yet, but the second season has been struggling in the ratings, averaging 2.7 million viewers and a weak .7 rating in adults 18-49 for last week’s installment.
“Touch” airs Fridays at 9/8c on Fox.