I would have thought being held hostage would be boring. Insanely stressful, but mostly sitting around and watching some bad guy pace and freak out while you hope that the phone rings. Apparently, I was wrong. "Hostages," which will be airing on CBS Mondays this fall at 10:00 p.m., promises that it is a "high octane suspense drama." So, no boredom. Or at least they don't film the boring part. 

Toni Collette (far left) as Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI Agent. With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her husband, Brian (Tate Donovan) and their teenage children, Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and Jake (Mateus Ward). The show will build to a season finale in January.

Will you be watching? 

Liane Bonin Starr is an author, screenwriter and former writer for EW.com. Her byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and a lot of other places. Her last book was called "a scandalously catty, guilty pleasure" by Jane magazine. Expect the same from Starr Raving.