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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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P. August 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

One of the greatest shows I’ve seen in a very long time. It is so well written and the characters are awesome. Please do not cancel this show — it deserves to come back for season 2.


FaeDun August 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm

We loved the show! Nice to have new and creative storylines. The mix of characters really works! Keeps you on the edge of your seat! We hope it will continue!


Bill Shannon August 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Love this show. It needs time to develop an audience. As stated above, it is well written, well acted and each episode goes by very quickly. I hope some platform picks it up.


Jeff Johnson August 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Second Season, Yeah!


J August 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

An intelligent series with a diverse, talented cast. Would love to see this show renewed. I hope that more people will submit positive comments.


mabel August 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Keep the series. It is a very sharp and well done series. I can’t wait to see the next season.


Jeremy August 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

With all the shows airing and then being cancelled before the second season viewers don’t trust the networks. Folks just refuse to try a show because it may not be renewed. I love this show and think it will do better during season 2 especially with a little more advertising.

Please don’t cancel!


Dave August 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Loved the show. I hope that NBC renews it for another season, but I know that NBC isn’t very good at renewing any show except their precious reality shows, but there is always hope. But if NBC can’t come to their sense then I hope that somebody will pick it up.


Richard Gendron August 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

My wife and I really enjoy Crossing Lines. The world is shrinking and crime and fighting it that way is very believable .


KIM August 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Love, love, love Crossing Line. Such an engaging and intelligent show. Please bring it
back for a 2nd season. Especially after the season finale’s cliffhanger.


Belinda August 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

We love this show! The chemistry among the characters is excellent, and not everybody is perfect. For goodness sake! This is entertaining! Much better it than another ridiculous reality show.


Denise Corby August 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I enjoyed this show. Please bring back for a second season.


Linda August 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

great series, like the team, hate NBC< hopefully, TNT,USA or A&E will pick it up, or maybe, even Netflix!!!! but it is a good series.


kara August 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I really enjoyed this show. Very well written and acted. Intellegent story lines. Finally a great show. Please bring it back.


Marie August 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Enjoy this series very much. Please bring it back. Just hate it when I really get into a new show and you cancel it. You seem to do this a lot. You just show too many reality shows which I cannot see the point of. This is a good show.


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