TVGN Offers Binge Marathon For Serialized Hostages Today


TVGN is continuing to offer up more serialized content. The cabler, which airs The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful in primetime, is staging a binge marathon for Hostages from 1 pm-2 am EST today. The marathon comes ahead of the CBS serial's two-hour season finale on Monday.

The Originals Take a Bite Out of Social Media Ranking


The Vampire Diaries may be suffering a creative slump, but its spinoff, The Originals is sinking its fangs into social media. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter and Listen First Media, The Originals is the No. 1 ranked new TV series on social media.

The Originals boasts an impressive 1.9 million fans across social media. Sleepy Hollow comes in a headless No. 2 with 821,650 fans on social media.

See if your favorite new show ranks among the Top 10 after the jump. Visit The Hollywood Reporter for the analysis and complete ranking.


Will CBS Score With Serialized Hostages?


CBS isn’t exactly known for its edgy programming. The network is mainly comprised of crime procedurals which keep the network number one in ratings and sell well in syndication. 
 
As a result, viewers know what they’re going to get when they tune in to a CBS drama. Typically, some horrible crime will be committed, an investigative force will do everything to solve it, the bad guys fall and the good guys win — all in 44 minutes.

Spoofs galore exist about the CSI and/or NCIS franchises, and their repetitive (and sometimes cheesy) content, but the fact remains millions of people keep tuning in. CBS is laughing all the way to the bank. 
 
However,  CBS may no longer be content existing as just popular TV.  Perhaps they are looking for the critical prestige heaped on other networks and cable stations?

CBS Unveils Hostages Artwork


CBS released artwork for their new show Hostages at Comic-Con.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Hostages tells the story of premiere surgeon Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), whose family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent played by Dylan McDermott.  If she wants to save them, she must kill the President of the United States on the operating table.