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Hostages: Has the CBS Show Been Cancelled?

Hostages on CBS canceled?CBS has just released details about the two hour finale of Hostages but refer to it as just a “season finale” instead of a “series finale.” Does that mean that the “limited series” is coming back for a second season?

On Hostages, Toni Collette plays Ellen Sanders, a doctor who’s set to perform a fairly rudimentary surgical procedure on the President (James Naughton). When a group of men (led by Dylan McDermott) invade her home and take her family hostage, she’s faced with a lose-lose decision. If she doesn’t cause the President to die on the operating table, the terrorists will kill her family. The cast also includes Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

The Monday night drama got off to a mediocre start in the ratings, drawing a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.41 million total viewers. In week two, the numbers fell more than 16% and they’ve essentially kept falling ever since. Last month, it hit a new low with a 1.0 demo rating and 4.5 million viewers.

The network touted Hostages as a “limited series” from the start but, had the show been a success, they surely would have found a way to bring it back in some form.

How? Well, we don’t need to worry about that. Unfortunately for fans of the show, there’s virtually no chance that CBS will bring Hostages back next year. The ratings are just too low.

Hopefully, the producers knew the show won’t be back and have prepared a very satisfying ending.

[Possible Spoiler:] The two-hour season (series) finale airs on January 6th at 9pm. The episodes are titled “Suspicious Minds” and “Endgame” and are described this way: “After Duncan discovers Sandrine’s betrayal, he decides to use her to save Nina and Sawyer. Also, just before Ellen is to operate on the President, the First Lady confronts her and forces Ellen to tell the truth about the assassination plot.”

What do you think? Do you like Hostages? Do you think it should be brought back somehow? Why do you think that more people didn’t tune in?

 

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Rock October 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Bring it back great show were do they get their ratings from I’m from the east coast don’t we count bring it back

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Anonymous September 13, 2014 at 2:24 am

Please bring it back. And yes, definately on a different night. Monday was too much competition with shows that people were previously watching

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Kaycee Wyatt September 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

I really liked that show. One of my favorites. Wish it was back

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Diane September 6, 2014 at 7:54 am

Yes please bring hostages back. I love gripping the edge of my seat. :-)

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marie September 4, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Bs. This show was the best my whole family watched it !!

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Kisha September 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I love the show. I wish CBS will bring the show back and put it on a different time line. CBS needs to give the show a second chance in a different time slot, or a different day.

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