Why do we want autistic kids to have superpowers?

Tonight sees the launch of Touch, Kiefer Sutherland's show about a father whose non-neurotypical son turns out to be able to predict future events. This comes on the heels of Alphas, which also gave us Gary, another person who appears to be on the autism spectrum but who has the ability to see hidden energies. And the… » 1/25/12 11:21am 1/25/12 11:21am

Watch the first Trailer for Fox's Touch, in which Kiefer Sutherland's disabled son is a secret superhero

Check out the first trailer for Fox's spring drama series about Kiefer Sutherland and his special little boy. Turns out Sutherland's child, who doesn't communicate and climbs cell phone towers, can see the present, past and future all at once. And now it's up to Kiefer to decipher his kid's coded message — which is… » 10/07/11 6:30am 10/07/11 6:30am

Heroes Creator Finds New Way To Insult Viewers' Intelligence

Tim Kring, creator of NBC's Heroes » 11/24/08 8:00am 11/24/08 8:00am has found the culprit for the super-mutant soap opera's problems — its most loyal viewers. In an interview, Kring called viewers who watch the show live "saps" and "dipshits." Strong (and sort of weird-uncle-ish) words, but Kring was grappling to explain a change in viewing habits…

Heroes' Kring Avoids Time Travel To Return To The Show's Roots

Hope is just around the corner for those of us burned out on time travel plots in NBC's Heroes » 11/20/08 6:30am 11/20/08 6:30am, according to the show's creator Tim Kring. Talking to an audience of screenwriters and press at last weekend's Screenwriters Expo in LA, Kring explained why the show won't have that plot crutch to rely on for much longer,…

Has Firing Loeb And Alexander Saved Heroes?

So now we know that NBC is paying attention to all the complaints about the direction of Heroes » 11/04/08 11:40am 11/04/08 11:40am, and has . Now they're rumored to be considering . But what changes - if any - will the loss of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander bring to the superhero soap? And are they the right changes to save the show from itself?We…

EW Dooms Heroes By Offering To Help Save It

The super-powered soap opera Heroes » 10/23/08 12:30pm 10/23/08 12:30pm has been in danger for so long, it's starting to look bad. First, the slow-moving second season was such a flop that creator Tim Kring apologized. And now, the new fast-paced third season has been losing viewers and annoying fans. But the show's problems have reached a new level of…

Heroes' Kring: Season Two Wasn't As Bad As You Think

As NBC's superheroic drama prepares to return for its third season, creator Tim Kring is trying to remind people that its second wasn't the disaster that so many people seem to remember it as. Talking to the Official Heroes Magazine, Kring said, "You can't really plan for the audience's reaction to things and one of… » 9/19/08 3:30pm 9/19/08 3:30pm

A 40-Year Acid Trip, From Literary Axe-Man And Heroes Creator

A collaboration so unlikely, it could have come from alternate history: Tim Kring, creator of TV's Heroes, is teaming up with Dale Peck, the literary author and critic best known for calling Rick Moody the worst writer of his generation. Their trilogy will be an alternate history/science fiction story that starts in… » 4/10/08 1:24pm 4/10/08 1:24pm