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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  1. D Cazier says

    We really enjoyed this series. We liked that they portrayed real people, developed each character and made you care about them. The stories were engaging and interesting. We were really looking forward to season 2 and were very disappointed when we saw that it might not be renewed. Please bring it back.

  2. esh77 says

    Great show–US audience way too lazy.

    Perhaps USA. TNT or A & E would be better. Failing that,
    perhaps Sundance.

  3. Maurene says

    This show did not have a fair chance. It was poorly publicized. This show is intelligent, well acted and well written. IT IS NOT A “REALITY” SHOW! Please save this show!

  4. Paula Hnida says

    I seldom watch TV, but I haven’t missed a single episode of Crossing Lines. It is well written and one of the few shows on TV with a diverse group of characters. The overexposure of reality TV and moronic comedies need to have more shows like this added to the lineup.

  5. Connie Meredith says

    I would really like to see a second season of Crossing lines. Every time I get hooked on a show they cancel it before they finish the season. I really got into Zero hour and they canceled before they finished the story. Hope they don’t do the same with this show.

  6. don & jo says

    two votes for a second season. we both enjoy the show and hope it is renewed. not everyone likes reality shows so bring it back.

  7. Jan says

    My husband and I have faithfully watched this series from the beginning. I did not like the finale and was really disappointed in the ending especially with the chance the series is being cancelled. This is what makes me angry about these shows. Give a series at least two years before you start canceling a series. Is is always about $$$? This is a good show with good actors. Bring it back, PLEASE!!

  8. robert says

    Great show. Another show that the 30 something’s don’t watch but the old crowd loves
    Big shame if this show is canceled

  9. Leonard says

    Excellent show. Fascinating characters and situations. I never knew what would happen. NBC should have publicized the show much more because if viewers missed the first episode or two, it was hard to pick up and follow. If NBC doesn’t pick it up next summer, I hope another network does.

  10. Scott says

    Very good show. Typical network non-sense. If its not a stupid reality or talent show lets cxl it. That why cable tv is much better.

  11. Keith Loucks says

    I thought the show was good.How the hell can you end a show like that???GREED,GREED,GREED!!! Sorry NBC that you didnt make millions on this show,Lifes a ***** aint it!!!

  12. Pat says

    This is an intelligent show. Good actors, interesting story lines. NBC is quick to cancel anything if the following g isn’t immediate. Bet if CBS picked it up they would give it a fair chance. NBC needs help, starting with their 4am slot. The Today show died yesterday.

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