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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.

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{ 164 comments… read them below or add one }

Rich December 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

good show,what do you do for season 2? blacklist much better show…


Jon December 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

Best TV show on right now.


Linda Gallello December 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

This is a great series. I’m really in to it. Hope it doesn’t get cancelled. Please keep it going. Cast is awesome.


Anonymous December 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm

They should have a different plot next season
This show is awesome.


cynthia December 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Episode 14 is on schedule for Jan. 6!!!


Becky December 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Can’t get enough of this show. I’m hooked.


Paula December 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Please do not cancel. One of the best shows on!


RoseAnn December 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

Please do not cancel. One of the best shows!! Cancel your reality shows, dancing, singing. Just keep one of each for those who love it.


Vivian December 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Please do not cancel this show. The story line.,the actors are superb. Cancel some reality shows. No, cancel all of them all. Enought!!!!


Anonymous December 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I totally agree. Can’t stand those God-awful reality shows. Can’t wait for them to cancel them all and return to real entertainment, such as “Hostages.” Unfortunately, CBS hasn’t seemed to figure this out yet. “The Good Wife” is another great show and yet this network is constantly bumping its start-time and postponing episodes because football games and horrible reality shows take precedence. Really frustrating.


bill December 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm



croop December 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

Love this show so please don’t cancel it! Love all the characters and the way the writers are doing their jobs. Awesome show!!!!!


Reanna December 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I love this show I love the characters….It has such a great story! too bad it had to compete with blacklist and Monday night football! Is it being cancelled?Everyone in my house is Hooked!!!!!


Becky December 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Love this show. I even got my husband hooked. This show keeps you on the edge of your seat. I sure hope they renew it.


Don December 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

Most entertaining show this season. Can’t wait for next week. Not sure how long they can keep this story line going. So far, Great.


Glenn fron MD. December 7, 2013 at 1:45 am

Hooked – Big Time. BIG TIME!!!


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