FOX has officially announced their 2012-2013 lineup and revealed Touch’s new time slot. The show is being moved to Friday night, in what is commonly referred to as the “Friday night death slot“. It’ll air at 8:00 PM this fall, serving as a lead-in to the final season of Fringe.
The first season of Touch was given the benefit of FOX’s largest series American Idol as a lead-in but failed to perform well, losing half its audience within the first few episodes. With the lowered expectations for Friday night programming, it might just perform okay enough to stick around.
As some television critics have pointed out, to add salt to the wound, FOX president Kevin Reilly referred to Kevin Bacon’s upcoming new series The Following as the “new 24“. Ouch.