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Crossbones: Cancelled? NBC Series Shipped to Saturdays

Crossbones TV show on NBCNBC has decided that their low-rated Friday night drama, Crossbones, will now wrap with a pair of episodes on Saturday August 2nd. The installments had previously been set for Friday, August 1st and Friday, August 8th.

Though the network hasn’t said that Crossbones has been cancelled, the ratings have been terrible and it’s highly unlikely to return for a second season.

Crossbones revolves around the life of Edward Teach (John Malkovich), better known as Blackbeard the pirate, and his desire to aquire a valuable invention called the longitude chronometer. Others in the cast are Yasmine Al Massri, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, David Hoflin, Tracy Ifeachor, and Chris Perfetti.

Here are the schedule notes:

UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – Friday August 1, 2014 – Friday August 8, 2014



08/01/2014 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : SERIES PREMIERE – ZAC EFRON JOINS FAMED ADVENTURER AND SURVIVALIST ON NBC’S INSPIRING, LARGER-THAN-LIFE ADVENTURE REALITY SERIES — World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls (“Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,” “Man vs. Wild”) leads Zac Efron (“Neighbors”) on a non-stop extreme survival journey into the Northeast Appalachian mountain range wilderness. With Bear’s help, Zac challenges himself physically as well as mentally on an awe-inspiring journey he could never have imagined. TV-PG L


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08/01/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Friday) :



08/01/2014 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) :



08/02/2014 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : Blackbeard sets sail, setting the endgame in motion… and testing the loyalty of his crew to the limits and beyond. Back on Santa Compana, Kate trusts Tom Lowe with a startling request… that leaves him minutes to save both their lives. TV-14 V



08/02/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Fire rains down on Santa Campana as Blackbeard (John Malkovich) risks all against William Jagger’s (guest star Julian Sands) maniacal attack. Lowe (Richard Coyle) must choose between saving the people he loves, the man he admires…. and the legacy Edward Teach has built. Also starring Yasmine Al Massri, Claire Foy, David Hoflin, Tracy Ifeachor, and Chris Perfetti. TV-14 V



08/08/2014 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : BEN STILLER EMBARKS ON A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME TO TEST HIMSELF – World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls (“Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,” “Man vs. Wild”) meets actor Ben Stiller (“Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) on the rugged mountains of the Isle of Skye in Northern Scotland to go on a once in a lifetime adventure. As they explore their surroundings Bear tests Ben’s limits in an effort to see how he measures up to the unpredictable and unforgiving challenges of Mother Nature. TV-PG L


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08/08/2014 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday) :

What do you think? Have you been enjoying the Crossbones series? Would you watch a second season or, should it be cancelled?


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DaChelle October 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I love Crossbones It is a great series. I really think that it could last a long time, It has a great plot with every episode and It leaves me Peed off when the program is done. Please don’t take it off. Move it but, don’t kill it give it a change.


Dorothy October 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Please, please, do not cancel this show! It was the time slot, it needs to be moved to a better time slot. I recorded each show, does that not count for ratings?


Kat October 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

My husband and I have been flipping through channels looking for the second season, finally we googled it to find out when it was beginning, we cannot believe that aTRULY GREAT series is being considered for cancellation. We LOVE this show!! Cancell some of the other crap like some of the reality shows to mention one. With the rising cost of watching TV anymore people should have a choice and a vote of what they want to see.


Melody Parks October 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

I LOVED CROSSBONES! I’m a 56yr old grandmother and not only did I watch EVERY episode I recorded it and watched it twice! I loved the entire cast and would be a faithful follower!!! Please Bring it back for season 2!


Pat October 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I agree with everyone. It’s a great series and not reality junk. I’m sick of seeing big butts and screaming, crying, useless men & women.


Mark September 29, 2014 at 9:09 am

Finally, a show that is not about cops and robbers. A very authentic setting. A sense of realism that I really enjoyed. TV needs more shows LIKE this. I despise the new show line ups for this year. More junk TV. That’s why I watch older series on Netflix. Those older shows are still great. This series was the beginning of another great series. This show was kinda like a history lesson, and entertaining at the same time. Bring it back!


Mona September 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Bet they will cancel the Dome… Another excellent show. Just watch everyone! Oh yes and The black box another great one. Or Black list!! All theses shows are fantastic…. But just wait. They will cancel these too!! I am really sick of this!


Vitto October 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I can’t believe they are going to do this a great show, not junk .


Mona September 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Next thell be canceling Extant!!


Mona September 6, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I really lived this show. The cast is amazing! A few years ago, a show called Cane was also cancelled.So was Dirty sexy money. Oh yes and then there was “V”. Excellent. But no they were all canceled! Instead let’s keep all these stupid mindless shows on TV. Like RWNJ. Or Kardashians and let’s not forget the dumb program that people meet each other totally nude. Crossbones is very entertaining. And I have always loved John Malkovich. It’s too bad these canceled programs could continue on another network for people like me and others who have nothing good to watch on television. What’s happening to our networks. Everything is going to crap!!! Really unfair!!!


Margaret September 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I agree with the previous posts !! I was looking forward to seeing more of the show and somehow missed the move to Sat. for the end. At least give it a second season. The sets, costumes, and acting were all excellent and the story line kept my interest. I really prefer this to the talent shows, reality shows and the drawnout Dateline.


Debbie Deer August 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I love this show! Why cancel it? I don’t care what higher ups think, I’m the one watching it and I thought the viewers opinion mattered! It is a great show man every time a great series comes out it is cancelled but the CRAP shows are what we are stuck watching SERIOUSLY SICK OF REALITY SHOWS AND THE DAMN KARDASHIANBULLCRAP! BRING IT BACK!


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