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[09/18/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 18
Updates include: TNT gives pilot order to "Cocaine Cowboys"; Tim McAuliffe, Justin Spitzer land potential comedies at FOX, NBC; and Rick Eid books "Acquittal" at CBS.

[08/25/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 25
Updates include: "Lost Girl" to end after five seasons; Martin Scorsese brings "Shutter Island" prequel to HBO; and Malcolm Gladwell, Glenn Gordon Caron team for "The Cure" at FOX.

[05/10/14 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Renews "The Mentalist," Axes Remaining Bubble Series
"Bad Teacher," "The Crazy Ones," "Friends with Better Lives," "Hostages" and "Intelligence" won't be back.

[03/02/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Weekend of March 1-2
Updates include: Rich Sommer set for "Good Session" at CBS; Billy Brown, Katie Findlay added to ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder"; and Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell board CBS's "Red Zone."

[02/28/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 28
Updates include: Dylan McDermott to lead Kevin Williamson's drama pilot at CBS; Max Brown to topline FOX's "Hieroglyph"; and Dean Winters among the latest bound for CBS's "Battle Creek."

[01/14/14 - 10:38 AM]
CBS Surges to the Biggest Ratings Week by Any Network This Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 6-12.

[01/07/14 - 08:37 AM]
Encore Telecast of "The Blacklist" Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. ET Versus Original Drama Competition on ABC and CBS
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 6.

[01/07/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Hits a Monday Season-High with "The Bachelor" Spiking to Its Best Premiere in 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 6.

[01/03/14 - 10:00 AM]
Binge TV Continues on TVGN (TV Guide Network) with All-Day Marathon of CBS's "Hostages" on Sunday, Jan. 5
Said stunt is timed with the show's two-hour season finale, which airs this Monday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[12/24/13 - 10:19 AM]
CBS Wins Week with Top 11 Scripted Programs; Network Heads Into New Year #1 in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 16-22.

[12/17/13 - 10:32 AM]
CBS Places First in Viewers for 10th Time in 12 Weeks; "NCIS," "Big Bang Theory" Are Top Two Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/16/13 - 01:19 PM]
CBS Rings in 2014 with All-New Episodes of Its Hit Comedies and Dramas, Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2
The Eye details the winter premieres of its original series (SPOILERS!).

[12/10/13 - 10:24 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is the Week's #1 Non-Sports Program in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 2-8.

[12/10/13 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Debuts with Best December Time Slot Results in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 9.

[12/04/13 - 09:39 AM]
CBS Wins Holiday Week in Viewers; Sunday Programs Hit Season Highs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 25-December 1.

[11/26/13 - 09:47 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Eighth Time in Nine Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 18-24.

[11/19/13 - 10:10 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers; Sweeps Four Consecutive Nights in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 11-17.

[11/19/13 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Earns Season Highs on Monday
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 18.

[11/12/13 - 04:18 PM]
CBS Announces New Premiere Date for "Intelligence"
The Josh Holloway-led drama will now premiere Tuesday, January 7 before moving to its regular time period on Monday, January 13.

[11/12/13 - 10:03 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers by Largest Margin This Season and Is First in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 4-10.

[11/12/13 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Is Monday's Most-Watched Net as "Dancing" Continues to Top "The Voice"
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 11.

[11/05/13 - 10:43 AM]
CBS Wins Week in Viewers by the Largest Margin of Any Network This Season (+2.80M)
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 28-November 3.

[11/05/13 - 10:06 AM]
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of "2 Broke Girls" Announced as the Hosts of "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards" at the Nominee Press Conference
Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast from Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8.

[11/01/13 - 07:30 AM]
CBS's Premiere Week Episodes See Big Viewer Increases with 30-Day Multi-Platform Playback on DVR, VOD and Online
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[10/29/13 - 10:08 AM]
"NCIS," "The Big Bang Theory" Are the Week's Top Two Programs
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 21-27.

[10/22/13 - 10:20 AM]
CBS Wins 4th Straight Week in Viewers with #1 Drama, Comedy, New Series and News Program
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 14-20.

[10/17/13 - 02:40 PM]
CBS to Once Again Rebroadcast Latest "Hostages" This Saturday at 9:00/8:00c
Said encore will replace the previously announced repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in the time period.

[10/15/13 - 10:25 AM]
CBS Wins Third Straight Week in Viewers; Network Has Top Five Scripted Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 7-13.

[10/14/13 - 10:03 AM]
CBS Tops All Nets in Premiere Week Live +7-Day DVR Playback Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[10/08/13 - 09:58 AM]
CBS Wins Second Consecutive Week in Viewers; First in Adults 25-54; Posts Year-to-Year Growth
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 30-October 6.

[10/08/13 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Is Up/"Castle" Beats "Hostages" by Best-Yet Margins
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 7.

[10/04/13 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Premiere Week Is Up in Viewers and Even in Demos Versus Last Year with Live +3-Day Playback Included
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[10/04/13 - 01:03 PM]
CBS Adds Encore of Latest "Hostages" to This Saturday at 9:00/8:00c
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Person of Interest" in the time period.

[10/01/13 - 10:20 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Week in Viewers; "The Crazy Ones" Is #1 New Program in Premiere Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[10/01/13 - 09:02 AM]
NBC Wins the Night Among the Broadcast Networks in All Key Categories, Winning Six of Six Half-Hours in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 30.

[10/01/13 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's Monday Is Up Over Last Year/"Castle" Holds Its Premiere Rating and Grows 16% Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 30.

[09/28/13 - 08:43 AM]
"Sleepy Hollow" Rises to a 4.6 Rating, Sees Bigger DVR Gains in Week 2
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 23.

[09/24/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 24
Updates include: Bruno Heller to bring "Gotham" to FOX; Vanessa Redgrave cast in ABC's "The Black Box"; and NBC gives pilot order to "The Odyssey."

[09/24/13 - 03:19 PM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "The Crazy Ones," "Mom" & "Hostages" Pilots This Saturday
All three openers will encore back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/24/13 - 08:52 AM]
"The Blacklist" Delivers the Highest Rating for Any 10 p.m. Drama on ABC, CBS or NBC in the Past Year
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 23.

[09/24/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Week 2 and the "Castle" Premiere Grow Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 23.

[09/19/13 - 01:05 PM]
Final Presenters Announced for the "65th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
New additions include Malin Akerman, Stephen Amell, Connie Britton, Emilia Clarke, Jimmy Fallon, Tim Gunn, Jon Hamm and Alyson Hannigan.

[09/17/13 - 09:31 AM]
#CBSTweetWeek Returns to Kick Off CBS's Fall Premieres with a #FanFrenzy, Sept. 18 - Oct. 3
Many of the Network's stars and creative talent will be signing on to chat and tweet live with fans.

[09/05/13 - 11:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," a Special Presenting a Fun "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Thursday, Sept. 12
Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith of "We Are Men" will host the half-hour special.

[08/22/13 - 09:57 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Panelist Lineup for 2013 PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV
CBS's "We Are Men" will kick things off on Friday, September 6 with a panel and screening.

[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."

[08/08/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 8
Updates include: Emily Fox to bring "Dorothy" to CBS; Steven Culp to recur on NBC's "Revolution"; and Katherine Heigl plots her return to the small screen.

[08/07/13 - 09:37 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Lineup for PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV Sept. 6-13, 2013
Other highlights include a "Fall Farewell" to "Dexter" and a "Fall Flashback" to "China Beach."

[07/29/13 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 29
Updates include: Gaumont International Television lands series at FOX; Annette Bening boards HBO's "The Third Coast"; and "The Simpsons" plans off-network run on cable.

[07/29/13 - 12:06 PM]
CBS at TCA: Old Broadcast Model Still Works But Open to New Ones
Plus: Les Moonves on "Big Brother," "Beverly Hills Cop," Cote de Pablo's departure from "NCIS," new financial models and more!

[07/29/13 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Will Launch Its Premiere Thursday with One Hour of "The Big Bang Theory"
New comedy "The Millers" will now premiere one week later on Thursday, October 3.

[07/17/13 - 10:21 AM]
CBS Presents a Sneak Peek of the Key Art for Its New Fall 15-Episode Thriller "Hostages"
The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama premieres Monday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/11/13 - 10:28 AM]
Mark Your Calendars! You Won't Want to Miss the CBS Star Power - and Virtual Experiences - at Comic-Con(R) 2013!
The Eye details its various initiatives during next week's event.

[05/23/13 - 10:27 AM]
Video: First Look at CBS New Fall Series
The Eye releases full trailers for "Mom," "We Are Men," "The Millers," "The Crazy Ones" and "Hostages."

[05/15/13 - 03:11 PM]
Video: CBS 2013 Fall Previews
Get your first look at the Eye's new series for next season!

[05/15/13 - 06:59 AM]
Sarah Shahi Named Regular on "Person of Interest"; "Mike & Molly" to Do Full Season; Other CBS Notes
Plus: "Hostages" to air "nearly consecutively" through January and why its latest "NCIS" spin-off didn't make the cut.

[05/15/13 - 05:59 AM]
CBS Announces 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule
It's here: the Eye details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/10/13 - 02:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 10 - CBS Picks Up Two Dramas, Four Comedies
On tap are dramas "Hostages" and "Intelligence" plus comedies "The Crazy Ones," "The Millers," "Mom" and "We Are Men."

[03/07/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 7
Updates include: Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith join ABC's "The Returned"; Paige Turco boards "The Hundred" at The CW; and Hope Davis is cast in "The Ordained" at CBS.

[02/28/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 28
Updates include: Sophia Bush, Rebecca De Mornay board NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys"; John C. McGinley gets in on "Ground Floor" at TBS; and John Benjamin Hickey to "Blink" for The CW.

[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 25
Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."

[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 22
Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.

[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 19
Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.

[02/15/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 15
Updates include: Sarah Michelle Gellar joins "The Crazy Ones" at CBS; Krysten Ritter boards "Assistance" at NBC; and Felicity Huffman is caught in FOX's "Boomerang."

[02/13/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 13
Updates include: Rupert Grint is "Super Clyde" for CBS; NBC trims "Camp" from 13 to 10 episodes; and CBS Television Distribution axes "The Jeff Probst Show."

[01/17/13 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 17
Updates include: Toni Collette to lead CBS's "Hostages"; Betsy Brandt joins Michael J. Fox's NBC comedy; and Heather Locklear signs onto TNT's "Franklin & Bash."

[10/02/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 2
Updates include: Mike Vogel, Nestor Carbonell to visit A&E's "Bates Motel"; Jeffrey Nachmanoff lands "Hostages" pilot at CBS; and Drea de Matteo to star in Lifetime's "Stalkers."







HOSTAGES (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/13 - 1/6/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (15 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him. His 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 her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Billy Brown as Archer
· Dylan McDermott as Duncan Carlisle
· James Naughton as President Kincaid
· Mateus Ward as Jake Sanders
· Quinn Shephard as Morgan Sanders
· Rhys Coiro as Kramer
· Sandrine Holt as Sandrine
· Tate Donovan as Brian Sanders
· Toni Collette as Dr. Ellen Sanders
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alon Aranya as CO-EP
· Chayim Sharir as EP
· Jeffrey Nachmanoff as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· KristieAnne Reed as CO-EP
· Omri Givon as EP
· Rick Eid as EP
· Rotem Shamir as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television
· Warner Bros. Television