Fox orders pilots from Kring, Thomas

Kring drama 'Touch' comes from 20th Century Fox TV

Fox has given pilot orders to a drama project from “Heroes” creator/exec producer Tim Kring and a laffer from Rob Thomas.

Kring’s project, dubbed “Touch,” hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. It’s been in development for more than a year at Chernin’s banner with TV topper Katherine Pope, who worked closely with Kring on “Heroes” during her tenure as an NBC exec. Project revolves around a man who discovers that his autistic mute son can predict events before they happen.

Kring will exec produce along with Pope and Peter Chernin.

The Thomas comedy pilot, “Little in Common,” is a single-camera vehicle about a group of adults who become unlikely friends because of their kids’ sports teams.

Thomas, who wrote the script, exec produces with Danielle Stokdyk, Jennifer Gwartz and Dan Etheridge.

Fox last week also gave the go-ahead to a pilot for WBTV laffer “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” from creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer.

Kring is repped by WME. Thomas is repped by UTA.

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