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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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Jim April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

This is a great show; get rid of some of the other crap and continue this one!!!


Cg March 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Love this show. One of my favorites!! Please dont cancel it!!!!


twotall82 March 21, 2014 at 3:30 am

please, don’t cancel hostage & please bring it back for second season. it was a very exciting show to watch & I like to see what is going to happen next? they need shows like this on tv showing the truth? or what could happen?


Crystal March 18, 2014 at 12:13 am

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL the show! Its amazing. Best show I’ve seen in a while, honestly we need good shows like this on the air. I’ve given up on TV, but Hostages brought me back. Love Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott by the way.


debbie March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am

love the show don’t cancel


Dianne March 4, 2014 at 10:47 am

Please don’t cancel this show. It is by far much better than alot of other shows.


Anonymous February 6, 2014 at 7:46 am

please don’t cancel. one of the best shows ever. I speak for all my friends who enjoy too


FATME February 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

It is a great show I loved it…Why canceling or even think about


Sherry February 5, 2014 at 8:32 am

Hope hostages is not cancelled enjoyed the 2013 episodes it left us high
And dry want to know what happened


margie January 31, 2014 at 8:51 pm

We loved the show and hope it’s back for a second season!


Dave Thompson January 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

I love this show. One of the best, just like Revolution! Do not Cancel!!!!!


Kay January 29, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Enjoyed watching Hostages. I think the time slot hurt the chances of the show gaining viewers. Please bring it back for a 2nd season!


Reid Melton January 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

No , this show should not be cancelled . Because there is still unanswered questions that need to be known . Maybe if CBS release the first season on DVD , it will inspire at least one more season .


norma January 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Will be disappointed if this show is cancelled!!!


Anonymous January 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Please, please don’t cancel this show. It’s one of the best show I have ever watch.


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