TV Cancellations: 'Reunion,' 'Threshold,' 'Properties'

9944__reunion_lEver feel a sense of relief when a show you’ve been watching every week gets cancelled? Funny enough, that was my reaction to the news that Fox’s Reunion (left) and CBS’ Threshold are all but kaput. (ABC’s Hot Properties is going the way of the dodo, too.)

Reunion‘s concept was unique and ambitious — each episode covered one year in the lives of six characters, starting with 1986 and leading up to one of their murders — but the show’s execution was anything but. The dialogue was stilted, the ’80s fashions wildly hit-or-miss, and every story arc was telegraphed with the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the head.

 Threshold‘s pilot, meanwhile, was genuinely thrilling, but as EW’s TV critic Gillian Flynn pointed out in her recent review of the show, the Carla Gugino vehicle had steadily devolved into crisis-of-the-week dreck. Bottom line, cleaning my backlog of these series’ episodes from my DVR will be akin to scrubbing the kitchen floor. A little daunting at first, but ultimately satisfying. How about you, PopWatchers? Will you miss any of these series?

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  • Mariane


  • Reese

    I am disappointed that Threshold has been cancelled. I never, I mean never, get into anything remotely sci-fi related (No X-Files, No Star Trek or any other of that kind of stuff), but I really got into this show. Oh well, least 24 is coming back so I’ll be okay.

  • Glynn

    I just hope that they do something to finalize Reunion. There is nothing that I hate more than to get in to a show and have it cancelled without ever finding out the big secret. Not fair to the people who have stuck in there to get no payout.

  • Manuel

    I’ve been watching Reunion from the beginning religiously… but I am somewhat glad to see it go. The writing was rather poor, the dialogue made me laugh out loud regularly and the acting wasn’t really Emmy worthy… but like I said, I couldn’t stop myself from coming back every week. It’s kind of like crack, you know it’s bad for you but you’re completely addicted!

  • Lene

    I’ve watched Threshold from the beginning and have increasingly hoped they’d fix the muddle it’d gotten into. Charles Dutton is stilted, Carla Gugino just does the mouth thing (I miss Karen Cisco) and the “hot” agent is utterly forgettable. This could have been a fantastic show and they ruined it. Lately, I’ve been tuning in solely for the pleasure of watching Peter Dinklage, who unfortunately gets hardly any screen time.

  • kj

    i am a bit relieved that reunion is cancelled. i watched it every week but marvelled at the terrible writing and unbearably bad makeup. will we at least find out who killed sam? give us some closure!

  • Nick

    While I Reunion got my TIVO time at the beginning of the season, I kind of lost track of what was going on…and like 24, if you miss an epsidoe you kind of feel behind (the former doing a much better job a catching you up week to week.)
    I am actually sad to see HOT PROPERTIES getting talk of being pulled. Granted, it is not the best comedy but the potential for growing into a hit is staggering…the cast is great! We watch it every week!

  • cRAIG

    Threshold never lived up to its potential, and that’s too bad. Reunion’s cancellation, on the other hand, is well deserved. The only 2005 freshmen shows worth watching are Fox’s Prison Break and CBS’s How I Met Your Mother

  • Scott

    I am really disappointed Threshold is being cancelled. It is an intriguing show and anything that keeps Carla Gugino on TV is a good thing.
    I am not sad to see Reunion go. The concept was great, but, the execution sucked. Rather than have each episode show the events that occured during each year in their life, each episode had a character tell what happened during the last year. We only got to actually see what happened like one month each year.
    And Hot Properties. I accidentally watched that one time when I was on the computer and was too lazy to turn the channel. I wish I had, it was terrible. There was not one single line that was funny. If this is what Nicole Sullivan left MadTV for, she should run back as soon as she can.

  • Ryan

    Hopefully this frees Amanda Righetti up to return to The OC.

  • eric

    I dropped Reunion one episode in and that was fine with me. Wasn’t watching the others so I guess I’m OK with the shows I’ve picked up for the season….so far.

  • EB

    I love Carla Gugino and still miss Karen Sisco, so I stuck with Threshold no matter what they threw at me. I’m sad to see it go; if they had hung on through a season it might’ve been able to make it, a la X-Files.

  • Chris

    None of these shows interested me. I saw the pilots for all. Hot Properties was utter crap. Reunion was a great idea executed terribly… the only one I had any liking to was Threshold. I saw the first episode, but found the music terrible and it did not set the mood. It was not creepy at all, but I enjoyed it.

  • Hez

    OH NO! I love Hot Properties! Its a easy fun comedy that gets better every week. That sux.

  • Todd

    Sorry to see Threshold go, but Gillian’s review was pretty much on-target. I thought there was still hope for the future of the show.

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