The biggest surprise about Hostages (Monday, 9 p.m., Ch. 2) is that it's on CBS. This is a show that feels a lot more like Fox's "24" or Showtime's "Homeland" than your average CBS crime drama.
This is not "Hawaii Five-O" or "CSI" by any means.
"Hostages" is a 15-episode miniseries of sorts that promises us all sorts of danger and suspense. Whether it can deliver on those promises remains to be seen.
Monday's premiere is intriguing. Just before Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is about to operate on the president of the United States (James Naughton), she and her family are taken hostage. Ellen is told that if she doesn't kill the president during the procedure, her family will be killed.<