Saturday, 8 p.m., CBS


Crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) and his team travel around the world to help with difficult kidnap and ransom cases in this drama from David Vainola and Frank Spotnitz was inspired by real life crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert

What The Critics Say (Metascore 43)

  • “Ransom” is a perfectly adequate, by-the-numbers broadcast TV thriller. There are a lot of shows just like it, some better, some worse, and they help pay the bills for broadcast networks. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • I never shook the feeling that I was watching something that, from cast to the overall aesthetic, we weren’t meant to see on American network TV. — Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
  • It’s pretty uninspired even by CBS procedural standards. — Brian Lowry, CNN