Fall TV Preview

Hostages Scoop: Grimm Matriarch Replaces Scandal's Kate Burton as First Lady

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio HostagesGrimm‘s Lady in Black is moving into the White House.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is joining CBS’ new D.C.-set thriller Hostages as the FLOTUS, a role portrayed in the pilot by Scandal‘s Kate Burton, TVLine has learned.

Per sources, the plan is to re-shoot the two scenes in the premiere featuring Burton. Mastrantonio will also appear in the third episode (and likely beyond).

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This Jerry Bruckheimer-produced thriller stars Toni Collette as Dr. Ellen Sanders, a top-shelf surgeon who in 24 hours is due to cut open the President of the United States (Gossip Girl‘s James Naughton) — but first, she and her family are taken hostage by rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) and his savvy, sleek team of cohorts. The good doc’s horrible dilemma: Facilitate POTUS’ death during surgery, or kiss her loved ones goodbye.

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Hostages premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at10/9c.

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  1. Sam says:

    I just hope she can still make an appearance on Grimm!

  2. broncfanwa says:

    also known as Grimm’s Kate Burton, remember…

  3. Babygate says:

    Why??? She is so underused on Scandal I was hoping she would have a significant presence in Hostages. :-( Isn’t it strange that Kate Burton was originally on Grimm?

  4. Hurley says:

    She does a GREAT job on Scandal. I just hope she could show up more often,

  5. Camille says:

    Wasn’t kate burton the VP not the First Lady?

    • jc says:

      True. My guess is that the headline was designed to pull in Scandal and Grimm fans who weren’t paying enough attention (like me.) Sounds like someone said “Hey, I bet we could do something like 24 but with a Doctor…” My guess is that their pitch wasn’t “dark and edgy” enough for FOX, or they were still feeling the burn from “Mob Doctor.”