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Carla Gugino as Molly Anne Caffrey

Charles S. Dutton as JT Baylock

Brent Spiner as Nigel Fenway

Robert Patrick Benedict as Lucas Pegg

Brian Van Holt as Cavennaugh

Peter Dinklage as Arthur Ramsey

In the middle of the ocean, a cargo freighter makes a chilling discovery: an extraterrestrial craft has landed on earth. Enter Molly Anne Caffrey (Carla Gugino), recruited to await the planet's first contact, along with a carefully assembled team made up of a brilliant physicist with strong religious beliefs, a language and communications expert and a highly trained covert operative. Together they implement the long-gestating Operation: Threshold, charged with finding out the purpose of the landing and the fate of the ship's crew, and preparing for the worst-case scenario of an alien invasion.

FROM Sci Fi Wire

Goyer Crosses Threshold

David Goyer, co-creator of CBS' upcoming SF series Threshold, told SCIFI Wire he was thrilled the show was picked up for the network's fall schedule. Goyer directed the pilot and will executive-produce the show with Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and David Heyman (Harry Potter).

"I'm very psyched," Goyer said in an interview while promoting Batman Begins, which he co-wrote. "We've been given a very rare opportunity. It's a very intelligent show, and I really credit CBS with going for it."

Threshold stars Carla Gugino (Sin City), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Charles S. Dutton (Gothika), Peter Dinklage (Elf), Brian Van Holt (House of Wax) and William Mapother (Lost).

"It's sort of nominally about an alien invasion, but it's so different from those kinds of shows that once it comes on the air people will realize how different it is," Goyer said. "I can guarantee you that no one has ever seen alien invasion stories like this before."

Goyer added: "It's very scary. We're really excited. I'm excited about how intelligent it is. It asks a lot of really provocative questions, and it doesn't let the audience off easy. I think people will be surprised by the way that aliens are sort of a MacGuffin, a way to hold a mirror up against society. We're going to be getting into a lot of controversial stuff in the show, and CBS is really letting us go for it. I'm being a little vague, but I have to be, because there are a lot of twists and turns and surprises that will be coming up in the first few episodes and because there's been a little bit of a misdirect in terms of what little bit has been let out about the show." Threshold will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

FROM Sci-Fi Wire

12:00 AM, 21-JULY-05

Gugino Saw Reality In Threshold

Carla Gugino, who stars in CBS' upcoming SF thriller series Threshold, told SCI FI Wire that she relates to the show's central allegory, in which the aftermath of an alien invasion represents the changes in our world after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. "I think that, to me, we're in a place now where it sort of feels a bit like anything is possible," Gugino said in an interview at CBS' fall press preview in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 20. "The thing that was really fascinating to me, much more so than any of [the SF aspects], was the idea of, within a very short period of time, we are living in a different world. You go to sleep one night, you wake up the next morning and everything has changed. ... For me, this show should be very representative of what's going on in our world. Of course, there are these supernatural, very entertaining aspects of it, but there's also the underlying humanity of all of us being in a place that's very unsure and unstable, and a world where we're all sort of trying to figure out what's important."

Gugino plays an expert in worst-case scenarios who is called upon to oversee one of her contingency plans when it becomes apparent that hostile aliens have made contact with humans. Although she consulted with real-life crisis experts before filming the show's pilot, she soon realized that there wasn't much preparation needed for the role. "I've spoken to some people who work in think tanks, which is just a fascinating profession for me," she said. "Needless to say, in terms of the subject matter, what I found great about what the characters have run into is that there is no rule book for it. And I like very much the nightmare aspects of it, because it allows us a lot creatively, but it also sort of lets me as a character, you can see a lot of her fears, you can see a lot of the darker side that she can't actually express in her daily life. So a lot of that is just more visceral and what it's like to be a human being."

Gugino, whose last television outing was the title role the short-lived ABC series Karen Sisco in 2003, said she wasn't looking for another series, but she changed her mind after reading the script. "When I read the script I thought this is good enough to meet with them, and when I met with them I laid out everything for myself which would be important with this," she said. "I wouldn't have necessarily gravitated towards this. ... It was really important to me that this character is very complex, and to do this genre, that was really important to me. So I have been assured with great passion that that is the case, and I think it will be. ... I like that she is a woman who has a very unusual profession and is a bit of a loner, and yet there should be sexuality, there should be confusion, there should be complexity, there should be all these things in this. So, therefore, it was an interesting adventure for me to take." Threshold will air in the fall on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

FROM Sci-Fi Wire

CBS aims to get out in front of the SF brigade in the fall with a two-hour premiere of the new drama Threshold, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on Sept. 16, the Friday before the season officially starts on Sept. 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>'Threshold' Aliens Lurk Offshore</span>

By Jay Bobbin


LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - If a network is going to attempt a new science-fiction series, it could do worse than to have "Star Trek" alumni on board.

"Next Generation" co-star Brent Spiner and "Enterprise" and "Voyager" executive producer Brannon Braga are among those involved in "Threshold," which puts a military ship -- and possibly the rest of Earth -- at the mercy of an alien vehicle sighted in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Premiering Friday, Sept. 16, the CBS show focuses on the top-secret squad of specialists brought together to determine the worst that could happen under the circumstances ... and how to respond if it becomes reality.

The impressive cast also includes Carla Gugino ("Karen Sisco") as the government analyst who leads the team, Peter Dinklage ("The Station Agent") as a math and language expert, Rob Benedict ("Felicity") as a worrisome physicist, and Brian Van Holt ("House of Wax") as a man of mystery.

Spiner plays an ex-NASA employee versed in microbiology, and Charles S. Dutton ("Roc") portrays the deputy national security adviser overseeing the group. William Mapother ("Lost") also appears in the pilot episode as the apparent lone survivor of the Navy vessel's encounter with extraterrestrials.

"Whether they want to be or not," Braga says of the central characters, "they're plucked out of their lives by federal agents and told, 'You can't tell anybody what's happening, and you're going to be here for the next X-number weeks or years. If you don't agree, you're going to be put in a cell somewhere, because you already know too much.' Already, it's created kind of a tense situation; the whole investigation is intense, so there is a lot of pressure on these characters."

Gugino immediately took to the idea of starring as their leader. "I think it's very cool to play an empowered woman," she says. "As far as [being] the most important person on the planet, I think my character, Molly, feels like anyone would, which is, 'Am I up to the task?' There's a lot of depth to this woman. She's very capable and very smart, yet she is thrown into waters that are unknown to her. She is out of control, and to me, that's much more interesting to watch and to play than someone who is in control."

Dutton agrees, especially having made such creature-driven theatrical thrillers as "Alien 3" and "Mimic." "It always boils down to the human stories," the two-time Emmy-winning actor says. "I don't think you win awards with action. You win awards with acting and drama. It's the hardest thing, I think, for any actor in a genre like this to feel believable. In television, unlike the stage, you get no rehearsal, so you get no time to form a character that's grounded. You just sort of have to make-believe so good that (viewers) believe it."

The same approach can be deemed key to the success of ABC's "Lost," but veteran screenwriter David Goyer ("Batman Begins," "Blade") and his fellow "Threshold" producers went in with a full blueprint. "We know how the show eventually ends," he says, "but when we first pitched to CBS, we had an initial three-year plan. We know how the first, second and third seasons end. Seasons four through six, if we get that far, are a little foggier; then we know how the whole thing ends. I think audiences will be able to enjoy the individual episodes, but there's definitely a mythology that is building."

Braga adds, "If you have the mythology clear in your mind from the get-go, and you've laid it out and you have a sense of where you're going, you're in good shape. If you're making it up as you go along, I think that's when you get into trouble. We need to be mindful about having big, surprising payoffs that feel intrinsic to the premise. We've endeavored to depict this alien visitation in a different way. It's not going to be the traditional 'ship lands, [aliens] come out' kind of stuff."

Being in a TV series is a move out of the ordinary for film actor Dinklage, but he found the "Threshold" concept appealing from the start. Still, he admits, "The first time I read the script [for an episode], the technical stuff goes way over my head, but I ask. There are people around who know, and I learn something every day. Great writing is the first thing I'm attracted to. I like trying new things, and I was just really attracted to what these guys were putting on the page."

With "Threshold," "Lost" and other shows like NBC's new "Surface," otherworldly shows clearly are making a comeback on broadcast television. "For my money, it's a reaction," Goyer says. "There's a lot of anxiety in the world right now. [With] what recently happened in London and what's going on in Iraq and the West Bank, people are scared.

"Historically when people have been nervous, there's been an uptick in science fiction, fantasy and horror. You're telling allegorical tales, you're shining a light back on society, and it's a way to talk about what's going on ... but from a sideways angle."

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FROM Sci Fi Wire

12:00 AM, 12-SEPTEMBER-05

Threshold's Gugino Returns To TV

Carla Gugino, who stars in CBS' upcoming SF series Threshold, told SCI FI Wire that she wasn't looking to get back into series television after the failure of her previous critically acclaimed show, Karen Sisco, but was attracted by Threshold's scope.

"It was a very specific decision, because I really wasn't looking to do another series," Gugino said in an interview at a CBS premiere party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Sept. 9. "It was the idea of how ambitious this is. And when I read the script, I was like 'Wow! They are creating an entirely new world.'"

In Threshold, from co-creators David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga and David Heyman, Gugino plays Dr. Molly Caffrey, a "contingency analyst" who is called in to head a "red team" assigned to deal with the sudden appearance of an alien threat over the ocean. In the course of the team's first encounter, Caffrey is exposed to something that gives her odd dreams.

"I love the notion of the dream, and the fact that the dreams are some form of communication," Gugino said. "So not only as a character does it allow me to reveal parts of my character that Molly couldn't ever reveal to the people she works with, ... it's just much funner as an actor, but it also lets us do creatively so many cool, surreal things in the show. And you know, I'm a big fan of David Heyman and David Goyer and Brannon Braga and all the people involved, and an amazing group of actors. And so for me it's all about just committing to the things that I believe in and doing the best thing, make the best show we can."

Threshold also stars Charles S. Dutton, Brent Spiner and Peter Dinklage. It premieres Sept. 16 and will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

12:00 AM, 14-SEPTEMBER-05

Threshold's Dinklage Jumps To TV

Peter Dinklage, who gained critical acclaim in the 2003 independent film The Station Agent, told SCI FI Wire that it wasn't hard to commit to a television series when he signed on to play an irascible mathematician in CBS' upcoming SF show Threshold. "Yeah, I mean, it's the writing," Dinklage said in an interview at a CBS premiere party in Hollywood last week. "Great writing. And the guys behind it who created it, I have real respect for, and I knew they weren't going to turn out anything sub-par."


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'Threshold' out of this world

New show marks whole new trek


Carla Gugino stars in the alien-invasion thriller Threshold, airing Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. on CBS

There's no clear winner in TV's war of the worlds yet.

ABC's post-Lost Invasion, NBC's soggy Surface and CBS' Threshold are all holding their own -- meaning it'll take more than a flu bug to rid your small screen of this batch of beasties.

That's good news for Brannon Braga, Threshold's co-executive producer, who -- after 15 years of helping steer the Star Trek franchise with The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise -- relished the chance to beam out of the 24th century, even if he couldn't quite escape charting the voyages of more extraterrestrials. "It's totally refreshing to be in the 21st century. I'd been in the 24th century for so long, I worried if I'd know how to write regular contemporary people," he tells the Sun.

"Star Trek was like doing a period piece set in the future. Everything was somewhat stylized. I'd been eager for a long time to write something set today. And also it was exciting to exploit real-life science. It's easier to draw on something that's real than come up with something that sounds amazing."

So far, Threshold has been averaging about eight million viewers -- not spectacular, but solid, considering it airs on the no-man's land of Friday nights.

Helping to distinguish it from the competition? A cast of recognizable, respected actors who add some heft to this tale of the goings-on of little green men.

Carla Gugino -- epitomizing sex and smarts -- leads an ensemble that includes gruff veteran Charles S. Dutton, Peter Dinklage of The Station Agent and Elf, and Brent Spiner, who Braga worked with when Spiner starred as intrepid android Data on Next Generation.

Gugino plays an expert in worst-case scenarios who dreamed up a protocol to initiate in case of alien attack.

The series follows her implementing that plan; in Threshold's case, the E.T.s are "unzipping" our DNA to "bioform" people into ... well, something else.

Along with Braga, the show is produced by David Heyman, overseer of the Harry Potter film franchise, and David Goyer, scribe of Batman Begins as well as the Blade trilogy. "Carla read the script and really liked it," Braga recalls. "Even though she was not looking to do another series at that point, she really liked what she heard ... We did very little arm twisting ... We just lucked out. We're kind of astonished, really."

Not quite astonishing but possibly fascinating? That it was CBS and Paramount, which produces the show, which suggested Spiner as a potential cast addition. "He's very happy now," Braga reports. "He's enjoying doing the show and things are to his liking. Having worked with him, I know he's a pretty harsh critic ... But he's got a wonderful character and he's really embraced it."

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From October 24, 2005....sorry it's late.


"She fakes just like a woman/but she breaks just like a little girl...." Bob Dylan wasn't trying to be nice when he wrote those lyrics, but my heart couldn't help but go out to Molly Caffrey, whose life at Threshold consists of nothing but faking. The classified aspects of the job require her to keep those closest to her at several arms' distance. She has to snow the people she loves every day of the week. How do you live like that without cracking? Rationalization. "Protocols aren't my idea of a life, but the alternatives are worse," she tells Nigel, who was the unwitting source of a leak

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12:00 AM, 02-NOVEMBER-05

Threshold To Stream On Web

CBS will stream three episodes of its SF series Threshold on the network's official Web site, beginning Nov. 2, the network announced. The streams mark the first time CBS has offered episodes of scripted series programming on the Internet via free video streaming. The episodes will stream commercial-free.

The initial offering will be the third episode, "Blood of the Children," and will be available for three days. On Nov. 4, CBS will air "Revelations" on television, then make the episode available for streaming on the Web site from Nov. 9 to 11. On Nov. 11, the episode "Progeny" airs on TV, then hits the Web Nov. 16-18.

CBS also provided the following brief synopses of the upcoming episodes:

"Revelations": Molly (Carla Gugino) and Cavennaugh (Brian Van Holt) encounter some bizarre happenings when they head to the hometown of a missing Big Horn crew member to investigate the disappearance of a Threshold field agent.

"Progeny": When three women from completely different walks of life show signs of being infected, Molly and the Red Team discover a chilling connection among all of them and must then locate the common cause. Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) guest stars.

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CBS Crosses Streaming-Video 'Threshold'


Carla Gugino

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - CBS is posting episodes of its sci-fi drama "Threshold" for viewing online, hoping to hook some folks who may not be home to watch the show on Friday nights.

The first-year show's third episode, which aired in late September, is available through Friday (Nov. 4) as streaming video on the CBS web site. The next two original episodes, airing Friday and Nov. 11, will be posted to CBS.com five days after their original airing and stay up for three days.

"We continue to seek and identify new ways in which traditional media and new media can work together to help each other's respective businesses," says Nancy Tellem, president of the CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group. "The goal here is to recruit new viewers to 'Threshold,' help existing viewers catch up if they've missed some episodes and drive more traffic to CBS.com."

The "Threshold" experiment will be the first time CBS has offered episodes of one of its scripted series as a video stream. The network supports a number of its shows with additional web content, including weekly "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" talk shows and blogs for several other series.

"Threshold," which stars Carla Gugino as the head of a government team trying to control an alien invasion, has produced middling ratings for CBS thus far this season. Airing at 9 p.m. ET Fridays, the show averages 7.8 million viewers per week -- down from last season, when "JAG" drew 9 million-plus viewers in the time period. It ranks second in its timeslot among adults 18-49, behind NBC's "Three Wishes."

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Rev. Lavory was not unsavory, just a tad quavery feeling bravery from his garden.

An infected sailor, luckily was a failure, badly needed a jailor

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LOTS OF LOVE : Jennifer Love Hewitt's Ghost Whisperer attracted a series-high 12.6 million viewers Friday, but only 8.1 million of 'em stuck around at 9 pm for Threshold . That would explain CBS' decision to test out the freshman serial thriller on Tuesdays at 10 pm beginning Nov. 22. In turn, Close to Home, which currently occupies that slot, will shift to Fridays at 9 pm.

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Threshold To Try Tuesdays

CBS is moving its SF drama Threshold to Tuesdays at 10 p.m., ET/PT, following The Amazing Race, from its current Friday timeslot, Variety reported. Close to Home, which currently occupies that timeslot, will move to Threshold's old timeslot, following Ghost Whisperer, at 9 p.m. Fridays.

Threshold moves to Tuesdays on Nov. 22 and 29. (The Tuesday slot is preempted on Nov. 8 for a two-hour Race and on Nov. 15 for the Country Music Awards.) If all goes well, the show will move in permanently, the trade paper reported.

Threshold has performed decently, but not tremendously, in the ratings. Executives reportedly feel that the SF thriller could potentially hold on to more Race fans than those of Whisperer, who skew more female.

Threshold stars Carla Gugino as the head of a super-secret government team trying to contain an alien infection.

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Question: What is CBS thinking? I love Threshold and will follow it whenever it is on, but I am very afraid that if CBS shuffles it around, viewers will give up on it and we'll lose it. Do they think that this swap will be mutually beneficial to Threshold and Close to Home, or is it more geared to one or the other? I can't imagine that this will help Threshold, as it will be up against the very successful Law & Order: SVU, which seems to me to be bigger competition for Threshold than Three Wishes. I really hate this change, as Tuesday already seems engorged with good shows, while Friday was much less crowded. How can I handle three shows at once with only one VCR?! (This is also a problem in the hour before!) PS. Love the column.

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12:00 AM, 15-NOVEMBER-05


Threshold Returns With Twists

Brannon Braga, co-creator and executive producer of CBS' SF drama Threshold, told SCI FI Wire to expect dramatic twists in upcoming episodes, including a scary change in a main character. "I will say that in an upcoming episode one of the regulars will completely come unraveled, and it's going to be one of the three: Molly [Carla Gugino], Cavennaugh [brian Van Holt] and Lucas [Robert Patrick Benedict], who were exposed to that videotape," Braga said in an interview. Will one of them turn to the alien side? "I would say that that is a very strong possibility," he said. "I don't want to give too much away. One of them is going to become unraveled, and one of them is going to turn."

Threshold is currently off the air, but will return in a week, on Nov. 22, in a new 10 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday timeslot. Braga said that the show, which focuses on Dr. Molly Caffrey and her team of experts as they try to contain an alien threat, is wrapping production on its 12th episode and prepping the 13th. CBS has ordered three more scripts, but is awaiting a decision on whether to order nine more produced episodes until it sees how Threshold performs in its new timeslot.

"I would imagine that they'd expect bigger numbers than what we've been getting, considering the timeslot," Braga said. "Though our numbers have been decent, and our demographic has been decent. And we haven't dropped. In fact, we've built slightly week to week. So the indications are good. But I think we would definitely have to gain some new eyeballs."

Braga added: "If we get that back order, there are lots of big twists and turns coming, and big escalating things happening both plotwise and characterwise that we want to do. Molly's going to lose control of Threshold. She's going to ... find herself in a position where she may completely lose control of the entire operation. Ramsey 's [Peter Dinklage] going to be going down a very dark path as he starts turning to his vices more and more. ... And ... we're going to find out more about what these aliens are doing. Unfortunately, right around the time our team starts to figure it out, we figure out that what they plan is infinitely more terrifying than what we've seen so far."

The Nov. 22 episode, "Progeny," deals with alien influence in a fertility clinic and features guest star Elizabeth Berkley (in real life, a close friend of Gugino's). Until Threshold returns to the air, fans can catch up with the show on CBS.com, which is streaming past episodes.

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No wonder why I haven't been able to watch this show!!!

I swear it seems like forever since I've watched an episode of it. I can't even remember which it was.. hmmm.....

So what time on Tuesdays would they put it on? 10pm EST? If so then that would be ok...

EDIT: Ok I guess I should read before I post lol... so it is going to be shown at 10... that's cool then. Nothing comes on at 10 that I watch.. except for the news and reruns of Simpsons if nothing else is on.

God I hope they don't cancel it.. it's not the best thing out there but it's still pretty interesting.

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12:00 AM, 21-NOVEMBER-05

Bell Joins Threshold Cast

Brannon Braga, co-creator and executive producer of CBS' SF drama Threshold, said that Catherine Bell will soon join the show's cast in a recurring role. Bell, who will also star in SCI FI Channel's upcoming original miniseries The Triangle, will play a genetic engineer who joins the Red Team of Molley Caffrey (Carla Gugino), which is trying to stop an alien threat. Bell is perhaps best known for playing Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie on CBS' long-running series JAG.

Braga, speaking in a conference call with the press on Nov. 17, added that another recurring character will also join the cast: the heretofore unseen fiancee of engineer Lucas Pegg (Rob Benedict). "She's going to become a recurring character," Braga said. "[she's] cool and pretty. She's actually a research physician at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, [Md.,] ... and Lucas is going to go through a very traumatic experience where, having watched that alien videotape in the pilot, he starts to unravel. ... And she's going to come into the story. ... They can't tell her what's going on, and she's not allowed to see her [future] husband. And she's going to become a source of conflict for Molly."

Threshold returns after a couple of weeks' absence on Nov. 22 in a new 10 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday timeslot. To catch up viewers who are new to the show, Braga said, "we cut together a really cool trailer, ... like a minute-long ... 'saga sell,' ... to bring people in and get them familiar with the show immediately. [it's] almost like a music-video-type montage saying 'Here's Threshold.' ... That will actually premiere Tuesday night right before the episode begins."

Braga said future episodes will contain a few surprises and offered some spoilers. Gunneson (William Mapother), the alien infectee from the pilot episode, will come back "in a very, very unexpected way when he appears in Molly's nightmare," Braga said.

The Nov. 29 episode, "The Crossing," will deal with an attempted prison break by the alien infectees jailed at Threshold headquarters.

Threshold fans can catch up with the show on CBS.com, which is streaming past episodes.

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Elizabeth Berkley Is an Alien with Moves

by Matt Webb Mitovich

The timing, as it would turn out, could not be better. Elizabeth Berkley's showstopper guest-starring appearance on Threshold, originally slated for earlier in November, instead will air tonight, as the CBS series debuts in its new Tuesdays-at-10 time slot. TVGuide.com was thrilled to talk up the beauty about her role in an alien invasion, the latest news about Screech plus the wildest thing she has ever done!

TVGuide.com: I figure you must either be super-jazzed about your Threshold gig and/or a very good gal pal of Carla Gugino's to do press for this, seeing as how you're opening yourself up to Showgirls ribbing.

Elizabeth Berkley: Well, put it this way: I wouldn't assume that someone would hit me with Showgirls jokes if they know what's been up with me lately. How's that for a response? [Laughs] There's so much more to talk about, so that if they resort to old jokes, then they're really not with it, you know what I'm saying?

TVGuide.com: So how does Threshold's Red Team ascertain that you're an alien infectee?

Berkley: The first thing I want to say is that I think that Threshold is one of the best new shows out there, which is one of the reasons I wanted to join this amazing cast. Barbara Nance, the writer of this episode, created an incredible, strong female character who I knew I would have a lot of fun playing. There are fight scenes, there is glamour, and there's this fun cat-and-mouse game between me and Brian Van Holt, who plays Cavennaugh. All the dynamics were in place. But what was fun was when Carla called me not knowing that they had offered it, and even though we only have a couple of scenes together, we were both so excited. Across the board, the cast is amazing. The only other guest spots I've done in the last couple of years were on shows that were already established, like Without a Trace and CSI and NYPD Blue, so it was fun to be a part of something from the beginning.

TVGuide.com: Your character is [spoiler deleted], right?

Berkley: You can't know that. Is that in your notes? That's weird. Well, I didn't tell you that. But I am infected by the alien signal, that I can tell you. My character has a wild, mysterious connection to three other women who are also infected. OK? [Laughs] But Brian Van Holt is great; I literally flew in from New York, and he and I had to learn choreography for a fight sequence as well as for this beautiful dance sequence. It was crazy.

TVGuide.com: Sounds like an episode of Alias!

Berkley: Yeah, it's a little bit of everything! That's what I love about the character, to be able to do all of these different things for one role.

TVGuide.com: Which other TV shows do you like?

Berkley: I am obsessed with Nip/Tuck. Obsessed. I would love to be on that show; it's just so, so good.

TVGuide.com: Who do you think the Carver is?

Berkley: I really don't know. It's tricky because one minute I think it's one person, and then I'm like, "Wait a minute

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How gross was it to watch the woman at the hot-dog cart basically explode? But that was nothing compared to the creep-out factor at the fact that this weird alien infection can be passed sexually and that it can reproduce. Alien babies? That just doesn't sound good, since these aren't the nice little extraterrestrials like the ones on Alien Nation. (On a side note: As someone who is eight-months pregnant, I think those aliens were onto something with the males of the species bearing children.) But back to Threshold, I can't believe Elizabeth Berkley is really dead. I mean, it just seemed too easy to kill her. Plus, for an alien she was kinda cool, smart, intelligent and definitely sexy. Not that Carla isn't a knockout in her own right, but it was fun to have a sexy femme fatale around. And I so don't trust Molly's new big boss. It seems like he's got a bit of a hidden agenda. Maybe it's just me.

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CBS Pulls 'Threshold' from Schedule


Friday, November 25, 2005

09:58 AM PT

The first Tuesday broadcast of CBS' sci-fi show "Threshold" might also have been its last.

The rookie series has been pulled from the network's schedule for at least the next few weeks, following a lackluster ratings performance in a new time period Tuesday (Nov. 22). With midseason shows looming, that could be it for the show, although a CBS spokesperson couldn't be reached Friday to confirm that.

If "Threshold," which stars Carla Gugino as the head of a government team trying to head off an alien infiltration, is being put to bed, then it would be the only one of the three new alien-invasion shows not to make it to the new year. ABC's "Invasion" and NBC's "Surface" have both been picked up for full seasons.

Earlier this month, CBS decided to swap time periods for "Threshold" and another first-year drama, "Close to Home," in November in an effort to boost ratings for both shows.

It worked for "Close to Home," which has drawn about 11.8 million viewers each week since moving to 9 p.m. ET Fridays. That's about 2 million more viewers than it was averaging at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 4 million better than the 7.8 million "Threshold" averaged on Fridays. CBS rewarded "Home" with a full-season pickup earlier this week and a permanent spot in the Friday schedule.

In its move to Tuesday, though, "Threshold" fell below both "Close to Home's" Tuesday benchmark and its own season average.

An episode of "Criminal Minds" will take "Threshold's" place on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Plans beyond that haven't been finalized.

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ya sure ... so once again we are left dangling ... the only thing that bothers me about this is I want a finale where we either get the end of the world or the world saved ... sdadly I doubt the network cares about the few of us who were watching ....

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I agree completely. To be honest, of all three of the new series mentioned in the article above, this is the one I liked the most.

Too bad they can't bump off that Invasion show instead and put this one in its place on another network... heh

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I agree completely. To be honest, of all three of the new series mentioned in the article above, this is the one I liked the most.

Too bad they can't bump off that Invasion show instead and put this one in its place on another network... heh

well, I don't want to lose any of them really, but if they have to go, I want them ended properly, it's the least they can do for those of us who stay tuned!

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well, I don't want to lose any of them really, but if they have to go, I want them ended properly, it's the least they can do for those of us who stay tuned!

I totally agree. There needs to be an ending or it would be like having a book taken away when you are only part way through reading it.

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E.T., GO HOME: And in another blow to compelling, scripted television, CBS has yanked this Tuesday's episode of Threshold and, according to TheFutonCritic.com, halted production of the alien-invasion drama. Filling Threshold's time slot tomorrow at 10 pm/ET will be a repeat of Criminal Minds and a good deal of grumbling from sci-fi geeks.

(Posters note: I wonder if they know the grumbling has already started?)

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Well, given the lack of any decent sci-fi type shows on Network television until the last few years, I'm not too keen on losing any of them either, really. I only mentioned Invasion because it is my personal least favorite, though I still watch it because I'm a fan of the genre. (I feel like nothing has really happened on that show and the storylines haven't been forwarded hardly at all since the first episode. That's neither here nor there however.) Threshold was my favorite from the start, though admittedly Surface has grown on me like I never thought it would. ( I mean, Sea Monsters? Yeah...)

I really hate to see Threshold just dropped like this. Especially after the recent announcements, listed just above, of things like "New Plot Twists" and Catherine Bell joining the cast. I just don't feel like giving it just one week in its new time slot is enough of a chance to gain any viewers.

As for the way it is ending, I don't know.. I kind of almost prefer it being left up in the air rather than have some cheesy ending or one that most people just hate. There has been enough of that already on too many shows to even list. Most recently I could cite them killing off "Trip" on the final Enterprise as simply pointless and meaningless. I just fear if they did come up with some sort of finale, (assuming the show is truly dead and has no hope of returning -- Sci-Fi Network, anyone?), they may just kill off a couple of characters to add "drama", in their opinion, but it would still seem empty.

Okay, I'm not even sure any of that made sense. I'm just rambling now.. so, yeah...

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Threshold comes to SCIFI

Reruns of Threshold start Friday October 13 at 10/9 c on SCIFI




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