A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   2006  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trauma (2009–2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows a small group of flight paramedics on the job and in their lives outside of work.

Stars: Derek Luke, Anastasia Griffith, Aimee Garcia
E-Ring (2005–2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Major Jim Tisnewski, until recently an active special forces commando, takes up a Pentagon job as assistant of US Army colonel Eli McNulty. He now must learn to battle the Pentagon way ... See full summary »

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper
City Homicide (2007–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set on the Homicide floor of a police headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, detectives work to bring justice for the deceased.

Stars: Shane Bourne, Nadine Garner, Aaron Pedersen
In Justice (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

David Swain is a successful lawyer with political aspirations and he decides to form an organization called the National Justice Project that sets out to help those who were wrongfully ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Kyle MacLachlan, Constance Zimmer
Surface (2005–2006)
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.

Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins
Hunter (1984–1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan
The Relic (1997)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt
Fairly Legal (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A woman, who quit being an attorney at her father's law firm to become a mediator, copes after her father's death.

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.

Director: Edward James Olmos
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell, Michael Trucco
Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
Day Break (TV Series 2006)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Moon Bloodgood, Victoria Pratt
Rescue Special Ops (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dean Gallagher and Chase are brothers. Competitive alpha males, they argue over everything, agree on nothing, but defend each other from outsiders no matter what. They're also members of the elite RESCUE Special Operations Unit.

Stars: Daniel Amalm, Gigi Edgley, Katherine Hicks
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Matt Flannery (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Emily Lehman (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Cheryl Carrera (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Frank Rogers (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Lia Mathers (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Duff Gonzalez (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Edit

Storyline

There's no crisis situation they can't handle... unless it involves each other. Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman are the top-ranked negotiators in the FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together... a secret that they agreed to keep to themselves, until Matt revealed it to the entire world during a tense hostage standoff. The public revelation causes friction between Matt, who doesn't take much seriously and relies on gut instinct, and Emily, an academic who analyzes every move. Their relationship also gets them into major trouble with their boss, Cheryl Carrera, head of the Los Angeles CNU, and raises eyebrows among their CNU colleagues, including intelligence officer Lia Mathers. While Matt and Emily should be split up for being romantically involved, they're too valuable as a team. Together, they're among the best in their field; Cheryl knows ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Partners by day. They're still trying to figure out the nights. See more »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Primary  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After meeting during the production of this show Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt began dating. After a three year relationship they were married on November 2nd, 2009. See more »

Quotes

Emily Lehman: Trying to negotiate with him there will be like trying to diffuse a bomb with a Gremlin sitting on my shoulder pulling my hair.
Matt Flannery: Why is the Gremlin pulling your hair?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ron Livingston Rocks!
2 June 2006 | by (Fresno, ca) – See all my reviews

Working for a TV station, I was lucky enough to get to see the first episode of this show. It's a smart and funny show that I hope continues in this direction. It's two lead actors, Ron Livingston and Rosemarie Dewitt, play their roles as crisis negotiators very well. I only hope that the writing continues to be as strong in progressive episodes as it was in the pilot.

Being a big fan of "harder edge" shows like 24, The Shield, & The Sopranos, I was surprised to find I really enjoyed this show. I've been a big fan of Ron Livingston's since he had a side role in Swingers back in '96, and while I haven't seen much featuring Rosemarie Dewitt, I thought she provided a perfect foil for Ron Livingston's dry wit.

Overall, I'd rate the show an 8 out of 10, only because I've only seen the first episode so far. I hope they continue to build on the relationship between the two lead characters and keep the level of writing high.


41 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Conspiracy Against the Show - buried? Erased? Disappeared? tyler_hyatt
Rosemarie DeWitt simple987-1
Last episode Jesse_Metcalfe_Lover2
Standoff Quotes game MattforEm
Second season? Fires17
On Sky Wednesdays then gone? ladyscully
Discuss Standoff (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page