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Just a 'Touch' of Jack Bauer in new Kiefer Sutherland drama

Just a 'Touch' of Jack Bauer in new Kiefer Sutherland drama

Has Jack Bauer gone soft? You could think so if you watch the sneak peek airing of Kiefer Sutherland's new drama, "Touch" (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox; 2.5 stars).

Sutherland, who for eight seasons starred in Fox's "24," is so identified with badass spy Bauer that some might find it difficult to buy him as Martin Bohm, a sensitive, compassionate dad mourning the 9/11 loss of his wife and his inability to communicate with his son Jake (David Mazouz), who has been misdiagnosed as autistic.

But don't despair, "24" fans. Sutherland gives us a couple Bauer moments: When Martin is faced with a ticking-clock scenario and his voice tightens with tension, I half...

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