October 10, 2017

CBS today unexpectedly renewed Ransom for a second season. The internationally-produced suspense drama premiered earlier this year for a mid-season run, but was ultimately thought to be DOA after landing a permanent Saturday night time slot.

CBS had been quiet on Ransom's fate until now. Cancellation had been suspected based on the fact that the series drew some of the lowest ratings for an original on the network, coupled with the fact that it was completely absent from their 2017-2018 schedule announcement this spring.

Ransom follows a veteran hostage negotiator whose team works to resolve some of the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. The team uses its insight into human behavior to resolve these intense situations while refusing to resort to violence no matter the stakes.

13 episodes have been ordered for Season 2, though a time frame for its return has not yet been finalized.