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Kiefer Sutherland Returns to TV, Perhaps to Save the World Again?

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Kiefer Sutherland, your break from TV has been long enough. Welcome back.

The man formerly known as Jack Bauer has closed a deal to star in the Fox drama pilot Touch. Will he be saving the world again? Get the details on Kiefer's new show, plus the rest of your boob tube news in today's TV roundup...

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Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring, centers on a father (played by Kiefer) whose mute, autistic son has the gift of predicting events before they happen. Sounds like more world-saving stuff to us.

Glee: Because this show never has enough guest stars, Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine will be part of the Regionals judging panel. One will be playing a liberal Sarah Palin-esque character, and the other a stripper turned nun. We hope you don't need more clues to guess who is playing what.

Steve Carell, The Office Byron Cohen/NBC

ABC Family: The network responsible for Pretty Little Liars has picked up a new drama series from the same author, Sara Shepard. The Lying Game is all about family fun and drama-free friendships. Nah! It's about a girl raised in foster care who finds out she has an identical twin sister, which leads to the two switching identities to go on a hunt for their birth mother.

The Office: Mindy Kaling just tweeted a reality check: "Directing 'Goodbye, Michael Part 1' this week. Funny and a little sad." So, Steve Carell is really leaving, huh?

American Idol: Finally! This Internet fad might actually serve a purpose. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tells Access Atlanta that this season, online voting will be introduced. Translation: The Internet will implode one night a week until the season finale.

America's Next Top Model: Tyra Banks does some comedy and makes fun of the ladies trying out for her show at the same time? Girl can multitask.

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