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Hostages: Season 1 (2013-2014)



Critic Consensus: Hostages has an intriguing premise and handsome production values, but its twisty plot sometimes strains credulity.


Air date: Sep 23, 2013
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Season Info

A deadly cat-and-mouse game between a world-renowned surgeon and a rogue FBI agent begins in Season 1 of this high-octane suspense thriller. Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), a respected Washington, D.C., surgeon is selected to operate on U.S. president Paul Kincaid (James Naughton). But the day before the surgery armed intruders, led by FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott), take her family hostage and demand that she kill Kincaid during surgery or they will murder her husband, son and … More

Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2013
Produced By: , ,


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as Brian Sanders

as Jake Sanders

as Morgan Sanders

as Duncan Carlisle

as President Kincaid

as Sandrine Gonzales

as Kramer Delaney

as Archer Petit

as Mary Kincaid

as Quentin Creasy

as Sawyer

as Security Guard

as Agent Graham Adams

as Stan Hoffman

as John Norton

as Nurse Reed

as Angela Nix

as Charlie Andrews

as Dr. Kagan

as Det. Peter Hall

as Burton Delaney

as Dr. Jim Miller

as Male Station Attenda...

as Martin Hayes

as Police Captain

as Kate's Husband

as Det. Connors

as Vanessa

as Journalist

as Medical Tech

as Janitor/Security Gua...

as Bus Driver

as Mrs. Watson

as Nurse Karen

as Herman Walker

as Young Burton

as Det. Miller

as Randall Burke

as Pawnbroker

as Young Kincaid

as Principal

as Lab Tech

as Lynn Shipley

as Attractive Woman

as Dr. Hank Evans

as Jack Cahill

as Polygrath Expert

as Nurse Delores

as Agent Seabury

as Ted Jankowski

as Tattoo Dude

as Correctional Officer...

as Teenage Girl

as Thug Leader

as Beth Nix

as Irritating Guy

as Press Secretary

as Thug #2

as Secret Service Agent

as Private Detective

as TV Reporter

as Assistant

as Reporter #2

as Security Officer

as Assistant

as Reporter #3

as Male Colleague

as Det. Fritz

as Whimpering Woman

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Critic Reviews for Hostages: Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (21)

We can enjoy the exhilarating ride you'd expect from exec producer Jerry "Blow 'em up" Bruckheimer. Say what you will about Con Air and Armageddon, but this guy knows how to hold an audience's attention.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014

There will be no episode two account of Hostages from this reviewer. They took an hour of my life and I refuse to enter into a dialogue with my captors.

Full Review… | January 13, 2014
What Culture

The 14 and 15th final episodes of Hostages aired Monday night, bringing the story of Dr. Sanders and her family's kidnapping to a gripping close, and those who did choose to tune in were rewarded with a great final hour.

Full Review… | January 8, 2014
The Loop

Real talk: Dylan McDermott can hold us hostage anytime.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
E! Online

Suspense-filled from the get-go, Hostages revolves around a family full of secrets.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Top Critic

The plot of CBS's new thriller Hostages could easily be mistaken for the first act of a box office flop or the opening chapters of an airport paperback.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out Chicago

Audience Reviews for Hostages: Season 1


Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette lead the cast in the CBS drama Hostages. When the President goes under the knife for a routine surgery a group of mercenaries hold the surgeon's family hostage in order to force her to kill the President; but soon things get complicated and the family begins to question whether they should be helping the mercenaries instead of resisting them. The season starts out a little weak as it tries to seed too many subplots, but around midseason it finds its focus and begins to weave a compelling conspiracy. While there are some problem with story structure, Hostages delivers an entertaining 15 episode first season that's exciting and full of thrills.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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