In a television season already marked by numerous cancellations, Fox's "Touch" seems to be circling the drain.
The sophomore season has struggled in the ratings of late, recently hiting a series low of 2.53 million viewers. Creator Tim Kring sees the creative direction of the series as strong, and insists that the low ratings are due to the series simply getting lost in the shuffle.
"I think a lot of people have not found 'Touch' - my sense is that a lot of people haven't found it," said Kring. "In this day and age, when you can find content in so many different platforms, we're hoping that the second season then feeds into people wanting to watch the first season, finding it online or finding it on DVD."
Kring sees the current season's heavier focus on a serialized, long-term story arc as a means to draw new viewers into the series, but denies that there are any plans to expand the storyline into a potential third season. "Right now, we're really focusing on this one arc of the story," he said. "The show is going to have a much stronger serialised engine this [second] season than the first season, which gives us a certain license. It adds kind of an adrenaline to the show and I think it will generate a little more fan interest because of the serialised nature this year."
"Touch" continues this Friday on Fox. Do you think the new story arc will bring viewers on board, or is the series destined for cancellation?