‘Heroes’ And ‘Veronica Mars’ Creators Sign With Fox

Tim Kring and Rob Thomas both sell pilot scripts to the network.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

'Heroes' And 'Veronica Mars' Creators Sign With Fox

It may be too soon to call it a comeback, but it looks like the creators of "Heroes" and "Veronica Mars" may have found a home on Fox.

According to a report on Deadline, Tim Kring has sold a pilot to Fox called "Touch." The premise for the series is that a father discovers that his autistic and mute child can accurately predict the future. "Touch" is said to have "supernatural overtones" and will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment.

Kring is best known for creating and shepherding the superpowered drama "Heroes" for four seasons on NBC. Kring also created "Strange World," "Crossing Jordan" and more recently, the internet based ARG "Conspiracy For Good."

Deadline is also reporting that "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas has sold a pitch to Fox called "Little in Common." Unlike "Touch," "Little in Common" will be a single camera comedy that will follow three families who find themselves linked by their children’s little league sports leagues. It is only the second comedy pilot picked up by Fox this development season, joining "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" as a contender for the fall schedule.

"Little in Common" will also reunite Thomas with his "Party Down" collaborators  Danielle Stokdyk, Jennifer Gwartz and Dan Etheridge.

In addition to "Veronica Mars," Thomas also created "Party Down," "Cupid" and the relaunch of "90210." Thomas also has a pilot deal in place at NBC for a series called "Temp," which will have "first position" or priority if both it and "Little in Common" get picked up by their respective networks.