Standoff

2006, TV Show

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VIDEO: Trailer

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Trailer
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Length: 00:30
Aired: 9/5/2006

Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston) and Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt) are the negotiators in the FBI's. They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together. watch

VIDEO: Severance

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Length: 43:55
Aired: 7/20/2007

Matt and Emily hurry to resolve a hostage situation in which a recently fired corporate executive holds 16 hostages in the company's boardroom. watch

VIDEO: Kids In The Hall

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Kids In The Hall
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Length: 44:05
Aired: 7/13/2007

Inmates of a juvenile-detention center take guards hostage. watch

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I've been searching the Net ...

Question: I've been searching the Net to find out what happened to Standoff and I came across your column. I think Rosemarie DeWitt is the star of this show and if Standoff doesn't make it, someone ought to grab her for another part. That girl can act. She has a rare (it seems) talent of acting and reacting in such a natural and convincing way. Ron Livingston is so-so, but he looks better playing off Rosemarie. Answer: Standoff didn't make it. The episodes this summer were burn-offs, and it wasn't renewed. But Rosemarie DeWitt has already bounced back: She's on one of the summer's best series, AMC's Mad Men, playing Midge, the bohemian illustrator who's having an affair with the show's married lead. (And I respectfully disagree about Ron Livingston. He might not have been seen at his best in Standoff, but I still feel he's a TV star waiting for the right vehicle to put him on the map. ... read more

Terminator Sequel: Fox Makes Mid-season Noise

With the Fox network, it's often all about the mid-season, the time when shows like American Idol and 24 come along to rescue the network from its fall doldrums. Not that it's impossible for any of Fox's September newcomers to catch on. The Kelsey Grammer/Patricia Heaton sitcom Back to You looks very commercial. The situation is admittedly tougher for the downbeat New Orleans crime drama K-Ville or the murky supernatural crime drama New Amsterdam (about an immortal detective) to buck the odds and be a factor come January. While it's possible one or both may hit its mark, you can't help but feel that they might as well be titled "Placeholder 1" and "Placeholder 2" (shades of last fall's Vanished, Justice and Standoff).Once again, Fox is holding back one of its biggest guns (literally) for January. Easily the most anticipated show on the network's lineup is The Sarah Connor Chronicles (look for the word Terminator to be added to the title before it premieres): a high-octane, big-budge... read more

Fox Raises Hell's Sooner, Sits Standoff

According to a fresh release from Fox, Season 3 of Hell's Kitchen will premiere three weeks sooner than planned, on Monday, June 4, at 9 pm/ET. For a lead-in, the Gordon Ramsay-fronted competition will have Steven Spielberg's On the Lot, which will regularly air Mondays at 8 starting June 4. The freshman rom-dram Standoff, meanwhile, which was to resurface April 6, has had its return pushed back to Friday, June 8, at 9 pm. read more

Mark Your Calendars (Or Not): Standoff, Identity Return

Although originally scheduled to return to the air on Mar. 30, Standoff's comeback has been pushed back to Apr. 6. That means that throughout the month of March, House reruns will be the lead-in for freshman series The Wedding Bells, which bows Mar. 7. NBC's guessing game Identity returns to the lineup on Mar. 16 at 9 pm/ET (following the season finale of 1 vs 100). Thereafter, Identity will air (is anyone still reading?) on Fridays at 8. read more

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Season 1, Episode 16
A key witness in a money-laundering case and his wife are hostages.
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Season 1, Episode 15
A young boy is kidnapped by a former Hostage Taker (HT) with a grudge against Emily.
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Premiered: 2006, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: In this drama, a secret romance between two FBI crisis negotiators is outed by one of them, and the couple must deal with the strain the disclosure puts on their relationship, both personally and professionally. They also have to deal with the fallout from coworkers and their boss, who wants to split them up. Trouble is, they work better as a team.

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