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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  1. says

    it was a good show but clearly the people over an NBC aren’t too intelligent and made the decision to air this show friday night during the summer. No wonder NBC is having trouble competing with other stations and their prime time television line-up.

  2. Jade says

    I think its one of the best shows out there and if its cancelled then they are stupid for doing so. Would watch as many seasons as they can make.

  3. Tom Horn says

    The only thing to watch Friday night – wait – Saturday night.
    Great plot. Great acting.

    The show must go on !!!

  4. Chris P says

    Noticed that Crossbones was not on this evening and searched the listings to find it on Saturday, which worried me as a time slot change usually doesn’t bode well for a TV show. I sincerely hope this show keeps on. I am (was) a Bluebloods fan in the time slot that Crossbones aired in so I was late to get into the show. Discovered it on demand and got hooked with the first episode. I caught up and been loyally watching it for last month and a half or so.

    I love the serial nature of the plot and the story. Unfortunately though with this sort of show you have to keep up to know what is going on– so many great characters and little subplots running throughout. It is a breath of fresh air for someone with half a brain that enjoys history– I can’t stand “reality” television (except Wipeout :p). I thought the show extremely well done– up there with Game of Thrones. The last episode with the trephine and Nena’s activities kept me on edge– really enjoyed it and think it has been building and getting better and better. Please do not cancel this!

  5. Stella says

    This show is wonderful and I love everything about it. I amsad and angry that more idiot reality TV exists than superb dramas like this. Too many big words for the common man, I fear. Please give it a better time slot and another season!!

  6. Elizabeth Larson says

    It figures that Crossbones has low ratings. It is, after all, excellent television, a rarity among the usual drivel we find on our screens. The acting is superb, and the scripts are intelligent, exciting, and engaging. Why wouldn’t most Americans prefer Big Brother? I am sick unto death of getting excited that there is a quality series, investing myself in it, only to find that once again the schedule will be dumbed down for greater ratings. Come on, guys. Give this one a chance.

  7. liz says

    Crossbones is the only thing I’ll watch in that date/time slot. It’s excellent, excellent acting, excellent show.
    To air that creepy kidnapped ALLEGED kidnapped “victim” Hannah Anderson, publicity ***** who may have very well committed the ragefull murder of her mother and brother is a travesty of justice for the true victims. She is a deceptive liar, not an innocent victim. You should be ashamed of your association with their money grubbing publicist STACY HESS. You are all profiteering off of the deaths of an innocent mother & little boy to focus on a wretched evil teenager who has never wiped that insidious grin from her “victimized” face. You are shameful.

  8. Shellee says

    Really hacked that NBC wants to cancel Crossbones. It’s become one of my favorites. I think the day/time it comes on is poor, since I’m usually out by that time on Fridays, but another day and time would be awesome. Keep it and give it a chance!

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