Crossing Lines: A Second Season or Cancelled on NBC?

Crossing Lines canceled or renewed for season two?Last night, NBC aired the finale of Crossing Lines. The season ended on a cliffhanger that has viewers itching for season two. Will the show be renewed, or will it be cancelled instead?

Crossing Lines follows a former NYPD officer who’s become addicted to morphine and ends up working as a trash collector for a carnival in the Netherlands. The International Criminal Court recognizes his worth and recruits him to help investigate crimes that cross international borders.

The show stars William Fichtner, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly, Richard Flood, and Donald Sutherland.

The police procedural series debuted June 23rd to a disappointing 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.38 million viewers. The first hour ranked a distant third in its timeslot, easily beaten by a rerun of FOX’s Family Guy and the debut of Whodunnit? on ABC.

Though viewership is lower in the summer months, the peaock network could not be happy with these numbers. The later weeks saw them get even worse. Over the course of the season, Crossing Lines has fallen as low as a 0.5 demo rating and 2.51 million viewers.

If NBC were producing the Crossing Lines, there’d be no way that they would make a second season. There’s just not enough ad money to pay for the production.

Thankfully for fans, NBC doesn’t produce the show. Crossing Lines was jointly commissioned by TF1 in France and by Sony for their AXN channels.

NBC merely licenses the series so it costs them much less. Based on the ratings, it’s still extremely unlikely that the peacock network will air a second season.

However, there’s hope that another season will be produced by Sony and TF1. If that happens, another US channel could pick it up or, at the very least, episodes could be released on DVD. We’ll post any updates as they become available.

But, what do you think? Would you like to see a second season of Crossing Lines or should it be cancelled instead? Why didn’t more people watch? If NBC doesn’t want season two, which channel would be a better fit?

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    • Anonymous says

      This is a great show. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. The acting is great and the stories are interesting and really gives you insight to the cases. Please some station pick it up. Ten episodes aren’t giving it enough of a chance.

  1. Clare & Jim says

    PLEASE BRING BACK CROSSING LINES!!! We love the show – finally something for thinking adults!! Lease it / license it – whatever you did, do it again!

  2. Mary says

    PLEASE bring it back! I found it on Netflix, never heard that it was on a major network. Surprising – they have nothing but crap…..

  3. Barb says

    Love the show! Bring it back! I agree, they need more advertisements! Show is not your typical cop show, which for once, is nice!

  4. Victoria says

    PLEASE BRING “CROSSING LINES” BACK!! IT WAS AN INTELLIGENT, ENTERTAINING WELL DONE SERIES. STORY LINES AND ACTING WAS TOP RATE. IT GETS SO ANNOYING TO GET STARTED WITH A NEW SHOW ONLY TO HAVE IT YANKED OFF THE SCHEDULE AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEASON.

    GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY AND MORE EXPOSURE…

    THANKS!!!

    • Rosie says

      Tha’ts the problem. It was an intelligent show. It was well produced, well acted, and the scripts were good, too. But TV now days is geared towards the younger set, and not for those of us who appreciate good TV. Oh, well, if it does come back, I don’t think it’s going to be on OBC. I just hope I find out what channel picks it up so I don’t miss too many episodes.

  5. Tony alexander says

    Dumb show! Just another “let’s insult people’s intelligence with stupid police work drama.” I’d rather watch CSI miami…AHHH…can’t believe I just said that. Nuf said!!!

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