Hostages: CBS TV Show Officially (Finally) Cancelled

Hostages TV show on CBSCBS called Hostages a “limited series” but that didn’t mean that it couldn’t return for a second season if the ratings were strong enough. They weren’t and now, the network has officially cancelled it.

On Hostages, the lives of a prominent surgeon’s family are threatened by terrorists who want her to kill the President of the United States. The cast of this thriller includes Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

The series debuted to weak ratings back in September and the numbers fell even lower in subsequent weeks. It was clear that this show was going to be cancelled, the only questions was “When?”. To their credit, CBS kept Hostages on the air for all 15 episodes.

They’ve now officially cancelled Hostages. Fortunately for the fans who stuck with it, the show was given some closure in the final episode.

What do you think? Did you like Hostages? Were you hoping for a second season? Maybe with some of the same characters or all new ones?

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  1. Dee says

    I have just finished watching the first season and while some of the acting was a bit below par I quite liked it and found myself having to watch the next episode and then the next… so kept me gripped. Not sure what would have happened in a season 2 but was disappointed when there wasn’t one.

  2. cpillmore says

    I’d love to see this show on CBS again but the reality of it is, it won’t be.
    Bring it to Netflix and keep it running the way they do with Netflix originals?!

  3. Chris says

    please make season 2. This was an interesting season with lots of twist and turns, which made me kept longing for more.

  4. C P Burks says

    Never saw the US series, but in view of American remake history, I can’t believe it was a patch on the original Israeli programme.
    Why can’t the Americans leave the good stuff alone. They take good ideas and stretch them out and squeeze all the life out them until no-one watches them anymore. Can’t Americans watch TV and read subtitles at the same time?
    Thank God and the BBC for showing the original before it was ruined over the pond.

  5. terri says

    Season 2 needs to be made. It was a really good show. Did it hit to close for comfort for our commander in dictator in Washington that something like that could possibly happen or were the ratings really too low???? Everyone commenting even into mid 2015 love it and the last episode was in Jan 2014………really ratings were to low????

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