NBC’s Political Drama Crisis Pauses Production

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Gillian Anderson attends "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson On The X-Files" presented by the Paley Center For Media at Paley Center For Media on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) Photo: Rob Kim/2013 Getty Images

Crisis, NBC's upcoming hostage drama starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, has taken a production hiatus as a "course correction," according to Deadline. This break comes after production wrapped on the fifth episode of the show and reportedly includes bringing on additional writers to beef up the creative staff. Crisis is a political thriller about a hijacked school bus whose passengers include the vice-president's son and much of the offspring of D.C.'s most important people. Mulroney plays a dad and school-trip chaperone (who's more than the buttoned-up dweeb he looks like), and Anderson plays another student's mother. The pilot is terrific, and anything that can prevent this from becoming Hostages 2.0 — all promise, no delivery — is a good thing.