Fox has picked up “Touch” for a second season after the series, which centers on a father (Kiefer Sutherland) whose son can see events of the past, present, and future, but is completely mute, performed well in the ratings.
“Alcatraz” and “The Finder,” on the other hand, didn’t fare quite as well. While “Alcatraz” saw high ratings initially, the show about the San Francisco prison starring Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia plummeted in viewership during its 10-week run.
The “Bones” spinoff “The Finder,” starring Geoff Stults, didn’t have much luck to begin with.
TVLine reports that O’Quinn, who won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of John Locke, will play a Navy SEAL lieutenant commander who trained Alex O’Loughlin’s McGarrett, and served with his father in Vietnam. The strong and stubborn character apparently holds some of the answers to the mysteries surrounding the murders of McGarrett’s mother and father.
O’Quinn, who recently starred in the rejected ABC pilot Hallelujah, had been set to reunite with J.J. Abrams and Michael Emerson for a comedic drama for NBC about former black-ops agents. However, a late script pushed the network’s commitment to next season. Emerson remained in the Abrams camp, starring opposite Jim Caviezel in the upcoming CBS thriller Person of Interest. Fellow Lost alumnus Jorge Garcia stuck with what he knows, too: He’ll appear in Abrams’ thriller Alcatraz, debuting at midseason on Fox.