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CBS' 'Hostages' seeks to capture audiences as cable dramas do

CBS' 'Hostages' seeks to capture audiences as cable dramas do

NEW YORK — In recent years, cable television has generated raves for its complex serial dramas even as broadcast networks continue to ring up exponentially more viewers with traditional fare. Beginning Sept. 23, CBS will pose a tantalizing question: Can the two ideas be combined? In one of the most closely observed experiments of the season, the network will unveil "Hostages," a dramatic thriller set in Washington that has far more in common with cable programs such as "Homeland" and "The Americans" than with CBS' bread-and-butter procedurals such as "CSI" and "NCIS." The goal? To offer the sort of dark, character-driven...

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