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Hostages 101: Here's What Happened All Season to Prep You For the Finale

Dylan McDermott, Toni Collette

Were you one of those people who tuned in for the Hostages premiere and promptly tuned out? Well, the season finale is Monday and you may be among those who are curious to find out what happened, but are afraid you won't understand a darn thing. Lucky for you, we've got a refresher course that will catch you up. Let's start from the beginning: read more

Hostages: How Much Life Is in CBS' New "Limited Series"?

Hostages

CBS is trying something a little different with its new drama Hostages.

When CBS introduced it in May, executives called the show — a thriller about Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), a surgeon who, on the night before she's set to operate on the president, is taken hostage with her family by an FBI agent-turned-terrorist named Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) who wants the POTUS dead — a "limited series."

Fall preview: Check out all the must-see new shows

It's a phrase that was thrown around a lot during the network upfronts, and it seems to have meant different things to different people. Is it a one-and-done miniseries? Is it the next American Horror Story-like anthology series? For the brains behind Hostages, it simply boils down to numbers.

"We definitely look at this as a series, [something] more akin to a cable series where they do fewer episodes than networks traditionally do," executive producer Rick Eid tells TVGuide.com... read more

CBS Orders Chuck Lorre and Robin Williams Comedies, Dramas Starring Josh Holloway, Toni Collette

Josh Holloway

CBS has given series orders to dramas Intelligence and Hostages as well as comedies Mom, We Are Men, The Millers and Crazy Ones, TVGuide.com has learned.

Intelligence follows a unit at U.S. Cyber Command that has been created around one agent (Lost's Josh Holloway) with a very special gift... read more

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