By James Hibberd
Updated January 19, 2011 at 05:52 PM EST

He’s baaaaack: Heroes creator Tim Kring has sold a drama pilot to Fox called Touch, about a man who discovers his mute, autistic son can predict the future.

So, it’s sort of like Heroes… except there’s only one hero… and he doesn’t talk.

The script was written on spec and marks the latest pickup during pilot season (when networks give single-episode orders to a flurry of projects to find potential series for next fall). Fox also picked up a project from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas yesterday.

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