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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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Patty July 22, 2014 at 10:39 am

I loved this show. Sad to see it get cancelled. I really want to know how it ends.


Little Miss Drama July 21, 2014 at 12:20 am

Didn’t care for the show… What I don’t understand is how Dylan McDermott continues to get jobs. His “pull date” has come & gone.


Anonymous July 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

I am so sorry to hear that hostage has been canceled. It was a great show


Patricia Crews July 19, 2014 at 11:48 am



Anonymous July 17, 2014 at 11:29 pm

WHY! WHY! Why did they cancel the show! I love hostages and I stayed up all night just to finish the series. :( poops.


Aonymous July 16, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Love Hostages, so sorry it was cancelled.


Anonymous July 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Loved Hostages! Please return the mini series along with the fabulous cast!


Anonymous July 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

This show was awesome I hope they do decide to make a second season. It breaks my heart to hear that they didn’t even give this show a chance I mean with only one season yes there will be low ratings they should give it another chance and I bet the ratings will sky rocket, but they will never know if they don’t give it another shot. I was looking forward to see what is in store for the second season but now we will never know since they cancelled the show. PLEASE GIVE IT ONE MORE CHANCE WE ALL WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.


Mary July 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I loved that show…..I think there were just too many new shows all on at the same time. It was very good, I will miss it and wish it would return. I did not know it was cancelled until I saw a new show advertised starring Dylan McDermott , and that made me check on its status. I am very disappointed.


Anonymous July 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

Same here mary.I’ve been waiting all year for the second season to start.I to just found out It was cancelled when I seen a commercial advertising Dylan Mcdermot In as new tv series.I’m pissed off.I loved that show and I wish the network would bring It back.We never got to see what the show was really about.Please Please bring it back.Well anyway we can still look forward to seeing Dylan back on the screen,I just hope his new show Is as good as hostage.I love Dylan that sexy hunk of a man.


kee July 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I loved it wish it returns…smh


Anonymous July 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm

We all need closure!!!


Anonymous July 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Loved this show! Very disappointed.


Anonymous July 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm

This show was so stupid and could not go anywhere. Period!


Joani5 July 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I loved this show! I started watching this and The Blacklist. I think they were on against each other. This show was way sharper than the Blacklist. I stopped watching the Blacklist, in fact. It’s sad it was cancelled, but that’s how it is…catering to lower IQ’s.


robin r July 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I am very, very disappointed to discover Hostages was cancelled. I loved the show and saw every episode. I was looking forward to the return since there are very few good shows that appeal to me on tv. It was truly one of the he few shows worth watching. I hope the network can and will resume the series and at least complete its limited run. I several others feel the same way about the show..Maybe its time to bring back the mini- series.


Julie Cocke July 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Well, I just voiced my opinion re. Crisis, so guess I’ll have my say here as well. Loved Hostages, even better that Blacklist. Don’t know why they cancelled it. Shame !


Anonymous July 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

I as well am saddened by this! I loved the show and the people in their roles! Ugh!


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