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RANSOM
Air Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#RAN101) "The Return"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

TOP CRISIS AND HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR ERIC BEAUMONT USES HIS INSIGHT INTO HUMAN BEHAVIOR TO RESOLVE THE MOST DIFFICULT KIDNAP AND RANSOM CASES, AND SAVE LIVES, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "RANSOM," SUNDAY, JAN. 1

Luke Roberts, Sarah Green, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor Star in the New Drama Inspired by the Real-Life Professional Experiences of World-Renowned Crisis Negotiator Laurent Combalbert and His Partner, Marwan Mery

"The Return" - Top crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases, and save lives, on the series premiere of RANSOM, Sunday, Jan. 1 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Luke Roberts, Sarah Green, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor star in the new drama inspired by the real-life professional experiences of world-renowned crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner, Marwan Mery.

Eric Beaumont's team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. He understands criminals better than they do and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, he refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While Beaumont's considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues. His team consists of psych-profiler Oliver Yates, ex-cop Zara Hallam and aspiring investigator Maxine Carlson. Maxine, the newest member, is eager to prove herself, but a dangerous secret from her past may pose a threat that even the great Eric Beaumont is unable to resolve.

REGULAR CAST:

Luke Roberts (Eric Beaumont)
Sarah Green (Maxine Carlson)
Brandon Jay McLaren (Oliver Yates)
Nazneen Contractor (Zara Hallam)

GUEST CAST:

Alex Carter (Yannis Kalvos)
Andrea Davis (Administrator)
Andrew Moodie (Police Captain Jules Charloix)
Christian Bako (Niko Kalvos)
James Downing (Bernard Clarke)
Jasmine Chen (Receptionist)
Marie Ward (Beth Miller)
Nneka Elliott (Reporter)
Stefanie Harrer (Social Worker)
Tom Barnett (Vince Miller)
Tomaso Sanelli (Jason Miller)

WRITTEN BY: David Vainola

STORY BY: David Vainola and Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz

DIRECTED BY: Richard Lewis

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RANSOM (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/1/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/15/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, December 2016) CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and DOUBT. The Network will begin rolling out its new scripted programming on New Year's Day with the launch of RANSOM, a crime drama about a world-renowned crisis and hostage negotiator whose team is brought in to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. RANSOM debuts on Sunday, Jan. 1 after a football doubleheader, and moves to its regular Saturday time period (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 7. Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor star.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brandon Jay McLaren as Oliver Yates
· Luke Roberts as Eric Beaumont
· Nazneen Contractor as Zara Hallam
· Sarah Greene as Maxine Carlson
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Vainola as CRTR
· Frank Spotnitz as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Kawaja as EP
· Julia Sereny as EP
· Odile McDonald as EP
· Valerie Pechels as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Big Light Productions
· Entertainment One Television
· Sienna Films
· Wildcats Productions