CBS cancels ‘Threshold’

A report in the Futon Critic shows CBS has yanked sci fi action series Threshold off the air next week and replaced it with a repeat airing of crime procedural drama, Criminal Minds.

Nov. 22 was the debut of Threshold in the 10 p.m. Tuesday night time period, where it faced stiff competition from the final hour of the American Music Awards on ABC and a November sweeps episode of Law & Order on NBC.

Threshold failed in attracting a sizable audience, it had a 2.1 rating in the prized 18-49 age demographic, less than half of the competition. The ratings number also was a series low for Threshold and the lowest rating CBS has had in the timeslot all year.

Reports say CBS has ordered production of the show shut down, canceling its previous order of three additional yet-to-be-filmed episodes. CBS has not yet officially release a statement on the series fate, but for Threshold fans, the future looks rather bleak.