CBS Releases Official 'Threshold' Synopsis & PhotosBy Christian
May 21, 2005 - 7:58 PM
Even after the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise, science-fiction fans without cable will still be able to get their weekly fix on Friday evenings next season, as CBS this week announced it will try to launch a new genre night on Fridays.
During this week's upfront presentations in New York, the Eye network said it had picked up both the paranormal drama Ghost Whisperer and Brannon Braga's new sci-fi show Threshold, and will air them on Friday at 8:00pm and 9:00pm, respectively. CBS also released the above first photo from Threshold, showing the series' main star Carla Gugino in her role of Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey, and Brian Van Holt, who will be playing Cavennaugh. The series also features Brent Spiner (Data) in the role of Dr. Nigel Fenway.
On the newly-launched official web site for the show, CBS revealed that Threshold will deal with a team of experts who are assembled when a cargo freighter makes a chilling discovery: an extra terrestrial craft has landed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. The team is led by government contingency analyst Caffrey, and also includes 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 freighter's crew, and preparing for the worst-case scenario of an alien invasion.
Ghost Whisperer, the Threshold lead-in, is a paranormal drama inspired by the work of medium James Van Praagh, and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. The show deals with a young newlywed with the unique ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of people who have died and who seek her help. Ghost Whisperer also stars Profiler's David Conrad and CSI's Aisha Tyler.
CBS's Friday night line-up will be rounded off at 10:00pm by the crime drama Numb3rs. For more information on all these shows, head over to CBS's official press release announcing its 2005-2006 schedule.