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Hostages on CBS: canceled or renewed TV show?Network: CBS
Episodes: 15 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 23, 2013 — January 6, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

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TV show description:
In this suspense drama, Doctor Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is a premiere surgeon who’s scheduled to operate on the President (James Naughton). She’s thrust into a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent, Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). He orders her to assassinate the President by causing his death on the operating table.

Carlisle’s highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.

With Ellen’s family’s life in imminent danger, she faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma. Can she save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard), and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward)?

Series Finale

Episode #15 — Endgame
On the day of the President’s surgery, the various plots are in motion. Just before the surgery begins, Ellen is cornered by the First Lady, who finally sees through Ellen’s lies about her husband’s condition and forces her to tell the truth about the assassination plot.

Ellen spills the secrets Kincaid has been keeping from his wife and she agrees to help get the bone marrow out of the hospital. Blair’s squad of hired terrorists move into position after passing themselves off as Secret Service agents, and they launch their diversionary attack just after Ellen nicks an artery during surgery.

Once Ellen is alone with the President and Logan, she gives Logan a sedative, extracts the bone marrow, and prevents the President from bleeding out on the operating table. Once the terrorist threat is subdued, Ellen takes the bone marrow to Nina, who accepts it and apologizes for everything Duncan did to her family.

Meanwhile, Duncan schemes with Vanessa to outwit Blair and free his family. He corners Blair at gunpoint at a fundraising banquet and demands that Blair’s men release Nina and Sawyer.

Once they’ve been released, Blair lashes out, forcing Duncan to shoot and kill him. Duncan then confronts Archer, who has captured the rest of the Sanders family and demands payment for his services.

The two battle in a brutal fistfight with Archer coming out on top, but Kramer arrives just in time to save Duncan and kill Archer.

Duncan then reunites with Nina and Sawyer briefly, saying goodbye before turning himself in to the police for his actions.
First aired: January 6, 2014.

What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Hostages TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?


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{ 152 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa October 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Great Show!!!!!
You need to bring it back!


Aaron October 15, 2014 at 3:01 am

How come all of the good shows get canceled!?! In my opinion and a lot of my friends, we all thought it was great. We all were so hoping for at least a second season. Disappointed to hear that it has officially been cancelled.


J. Smith October 9, 2014 at 3:39 am

Who determines what’s good on television? I really liked hostages, can we get another season?


Kim September 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I loved Hostages, bring it back!


Nancy September 25, 2014 at 1:04 am

Why do you people cancel the great series? This series was captivating, intense, great twists, amazing acting, mystery and thriller. I looked forward to it every week. I’m extremely disappointed it has been canceled……one of the better series in this time of not so great TV. Please bring it back


Lisa Wheeler September 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

I can not believe this show is being cancelled… this is one of the only shows we actually watched every week. There were good actors – no over-acting. The plot and entire show was exciting every episode and I could never wait until the next one. This is definitely a major disappointment!!!!


kctobyjoe September 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

_HOSTAGES_ ENDED…the final episode wrapped everything up. I was rather suprised CBS did it this way as did ABC with The Last Resort …HOWEVER ABC screwed EVERYBODY with FLASHFORWARD; THE CAPE and THE EVENT. FOX screwed us withe the Sarah Connor Chronociles…yet they keep GARBAGE like The Voice; Dancing with the Stars; Big Brother and ‘IDOL! on the air CRIPES !
Well reality TV cost them NEXT TO NOTHING like sponsoring a game show and MORONS keep watching!


Dashia August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

That show was mysterious, great & dramatic !! Was loving every single episode !! The shows they need to end stay up there but the ones shouldn’t end they do !! They need get rid of NCIS, NCIS:LA those are some boring and tiring shows !!


Mlc August 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm



MLC August 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Yea, CBS SUCKS, END SHOWS..ATLEAST try an ending……


terrytt August 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm

I like this tv series..bring it back..


kctobyjoe August 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

The show was RESOLVED in the final episode; they knew the end was coming

THANK GOD it was wrapped up

Excellent show


Margaret August 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I loved this show. I was just checking to see when it was coming back and saw it has been cancelled. Why do they always cancel the good shows?


Darlene August 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I was extremely disappointed to learn Hostages has been cancelled. It was my favorite weekly show. But then I figured it would be. All the really great shows end up getting cancelled. It had a great cast and you never feel asleep during this show. It really kept you on the edge of your seat. PLEASE bring it back! Others have brought back series that were announced as being cancelled after coming to their senses or having enough people write in. Please think about this one. It is one of the BEST shows on the air!
Thank you.


Debra July 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Every great TV series always gets cancelled! Put it back on!!!!b Please!!!


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