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Those disappointed that Fox postponed the return of Touch's second season premiere can at least rest easy knowing that the suspenseful drama now has a new premiere date. Fox also announced the official dates for the return of American Idol and the series premiere of their serial-killer-focused drama The Following.

Fox announced today that Touch will return for Season 2 on Friday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. This news comes just days ahead of the originally scheduled Season 2 start-date (October 26). It's disappointing that we have to wait months for the show to return, but at least we know when it'll be back. And here are a few details about the new season from Fox's announcement:
As the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, single father MARTIN BOHM (Sutherland) and his gifted son, JAKE (David Mazouz), find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter, a mathematical genius and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake’s. Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello (“ER”), Lukas Haas (“24”), Said Taghmaoui (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra”) and newcomer Saxon Sharbino.

Before Touch returns, Fox has American Idol set to debut its 12th season with a two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). The singing competition series will have host Ryan Seacrest and judge Randy Jackson returning, along with new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, who have also joined the judges table this season.

And last, but certainly not least (or latest) is The Following, Kevin Williamson's psychological thriller starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. Bacon plays a former FBI agent brought out of retirement to pursue Purefoy's Joe Carroll, a diabolical serial killer. Of everything Fox had to offer in the 2012-2013 season, The Following is at the top of my list of most anticipated shows and I'm really hoping the series lives up to its pilot, much in the way Touch did in its first season. The Following premieres Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox.