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

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."

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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

VIDEO: In Vino Veritas

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In Vino Veritas
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Length: 43:21
Aired: 2/6/2013

When CSI Mac Taylor decides to surprise his girlfriend in Vegas, he discovers she's missing and asks his friend D.B. Russell for help. Gary Sinise of CSI:NY guest stars. watch

VIDEO: In Vino Veritas

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In Vino Veritas
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 44:00
Aired: 2/6/2013

When CSI Mac Taylor decides to surprise his girlfriend in Vegas, he discovers she's missing and asks his friend D.B. Russell for help. Gary Sinise of CSI:NY guest stars. watch

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent: In Treat
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Lottery TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 Dark Blue TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2008 The Ex List: Protect and Serve
Season 1, Episode 3
Episode, Writer
2006 Conviction TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2001 Law & Order TV Show Series, Co-Executive Producer

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Ex Marks the Spat: Show Runner Quits New CBS Drama

Diane Ruggiero on Friday morning quit her position as creator/executive producer of the new CBS series The Ex List, catching off guard both the network and producer 20th Century Fox TV.According to Variety, CBS was looking for a "more faithful adaptation" of the Israeli series Mythological Ex, on which its port was based, while Ruggiero was angling to put her own spin on it. Grey's Anatomy's "Jane Doe," Elizabeth Reaser, fronts the dramedy.Executive producer Rick Eid is stepping up to claim show runner duties. In a statement, CBS and 20th Century Fox TV said, "We are sorry that [Diane] has decided to leave the show but have tremendous confidence in Rick Eid and his strong team, which includes Segahl Avin, the creator of the original Israeli format who will continue to be a consultant."Production will not be disrupted, and The Ex List will premiere Friday, Oct. 3, as scheduled. — Matt Mitovich read more

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