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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  1. Anonymous says

    Please don’t cancel..good writing..a little hurried at the end..i assume from lack of money..again, please don’t cancel

  2. Sheila says

    I was sucked in & watched to the end but quite possibly the worst & most ridiculous show on tv. Thank goodness it will never come back. Hopefully Dylan McDermott & Toni Colette will never work together again.

  3. Anita says

    CBS is following NBC. They had a winner, Leno, and cancelled him. Now CBS wants to cancel Hostages???? HELLO!!!???!!!???

  4. Anonymous says

    I love show & have since day one. I do think the time slot was a proble
    I love all the characters……please bring it back.

  5. says

    How about this for a follow-up…
    The Doctor hooks up with Dylan in another city.
    Dylan takes on various “Assassination/Security jobs” to remove the bad guy.
    In the meantime, the Doctor works at various Medical centers exposing crooked employers & employees with some help (If needed) from Dylan.
    Throughout the series they move from city to city (Or town to town),
    “Removing” the bad & helping the innocent…..
    Similar storyline to the old show “The Fugitive”.
    How about that for an idea?

  6. Cathy says

    I loved the show. Thought it was good from the first episode to the last. Really hope that they bring it back for Season 2. It was competing with Blacklist. Also a good show.

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