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.

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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  1. Janet says

    Show started off slow, but now it is an absolute edge of seat thriller. Good writing has saved the show. Have to keep up with the series or you will be lost. Still trying to form an opinion of Ellen Sanders???

  2. Frank says

    Hostages is a very entertaining series that keeps you in suspense. Please do not cancel good T.V. doesn’t come around at often. The actor’s are great.

  3. says

    Please don’t cancel this show there’s a lot of ways to improve the story line and keep the audience interested but if CBS insist on cancel it at least kill the President let the bad guys get away whit it and just for the heck of it kill Dr. Sanders as well.He he he!!

  4. Suzy says

    Please KEEP HOSTAGES!!!!!!!! love this show, thought at first, where will it go from here? Lots of issues are evolving and the writers can come up with more twists and turns to make it go on!!

  5. Leanna Mattea says

    I really like this show. It is a different type show and so far, everyone of them has been interesting. I hope it is not cancelled, and is given a fair chance to make it.

  6. colleen penko says

    Please don’t cancel this there are abunch who are devoted fans and will keep on watching…I know that the story line must come to a conclusion…but there are so many more things to do..

  7. oregon111 says

    if you can block out the obvious — CALL THE COPS!,

    then it is a good show – it has a lot of twists and it can go a lot of places — since this is the kind of show I like and it is developing a following…

    it will be cancelled: why? because only the dumb shows keep going — reality, game shows, comedies, etc

    shows with suspence, real actors, and keep you glued type of writing never last

    case in point: the 666 park ave show

    • says

      i AGREE … THE SOLE REASON FOR THIS NUMBIMLYY STUPIS “SHOWS” LIKE PHONEY REALITY IS : saving 60% of cost. The only dramatized ones are actually Canadian productions with one American actor in the lead to mascarade as local, thus .. leaving another American industry go hungry.

  8. Rowena says

    So far Hostages is proving to be a show with very little future beyond a vehicle for unrelenting brutality but with just enough storyline to keep a small measure of curiosity in the viewer. I just don’t see much future for this show overall but certainly not in my house.

  9. Hostage says

    I love this show and cannot want until the next episode. At first was a little had to follow, but now it has been a great show. I hope they keep the show on. Once I gave it a change I really liked it.

  10. Matt says

    cancel it! The main women character Dr. Ellen Sanders is a LOUSY actor and is ugly to boot, or should I say as a boot! the show is laughable.

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