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Crossing Lines: New NBC TV Series for Summer

Crossing Lines on NBCNBC has aquired the rights to air Crossing Lines, a dramatic TV series that stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, and Gabriella Pession. There are 10 episodes and the network plans to run them sometime this summer.

Here are the details:

NBC ACQUIRES “CROSSING LINES” FOR SUMMER DEBUT

William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland Star in Drama That Focuses on Bringing Global Criminals to Justice

Series Is Produced by Tandem Communications and Bernero Productions

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 20, 2013 – NBC has acquired the U.S. television rights to the one-hour action-crime series “Crossing Lines,” from producers Tandem Communications (“The Pillars of the Earth”, “World Without End”) and Bernero Productions (“Criminal Minds,” “Third Watch”).

Series is produced in co-production with TF1 Production/TF1 Network and commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks.

The network will air 10 episodes beginning in summer 2013. Set in exotic locations, “Crossing Lines” taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood.

“Crossing Lines” was created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero and Tandem president Rola Bauer. Both serve as executive producers.

“We’re making scripted projects a priority for our summer lineup, and this is a great fit,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “The special unit of ‘Crossing Lines’ brings global criminals to justice with the help of the International Criminal Court. We have every reason to believe that our viewers will enjoy these compelling and well-told stories.”

“Fans of procedural crime shows will feel very much at home with ‘Crossing Lines’ and adopt its team of characters as their new family,” said Bernero, who previously was an executive producer on NBC’s long-running drama “Third Watch.” “I couldn’t be more pleased to come home to NBC, which recognized the show’s potential.”

Added Rola Bauer, who leads Tandem Communications from the company’s home in Munich: “This is Tandem’s entry into the one-hour series arena and, with Ed aboard and with this cast, we feel NBC is the perfect home for our show in the U.S.”

Bernero, a former police officer who made his television debut writing for CBS’ cop drama “Brooklyn South,” is represented by CAA and counseled by Tom Hoberman, who also reps Tandem with Randolph M. Paul.

Bernero Productions has developed several projects over its three-year existence across different broadcast and cable networks.

Tandem Communications, which focuses on production and worldwide distribution, was formed in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin. In 2007 Jonas Bauer was named partner. Last year StudioCanal took a major stake in the company to strengthen Tandem’s one-hour series strategy.

Germany’s SAT.1 and Italian public broadcaster RAI have also acquired the series.

What do you think? Does it sound like a show you’d like to watch?

 

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JUDITH MACDONALD October 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

This was one of the best new shows that came out.

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Debra September 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Let Crossing Lines live. It is a great show. Action and psychological thrillers. This show is brilliant. The Acting and the Writing are excellent. Don’t cancel it. There are so many stories yet to be told. Leave Crossing lines alone. You’ve all ready canceled zero one. I quit watching the show. Why bother. There will be no ending to the story. Zero One a perfect example. That is a great show. Let it Live.

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Renato August 26, 2013 at 3:58 am

great show–character development, outstanding plots and pacing! couldn’t ask for better drama. subtle twists and turns etc. the show demands a second season!

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Cathy August 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Just finished watching the season finale if Crossing Lines. This is a great new show. Intelligent, riveting, international, with an amazing cast…this should be in the prime time
Line up thus fall! I think it will be very successful!.
Loved the show. Can’t wait for season 2. Hope this show isn’t cancelled.

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Luhu August 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

CROSSING LINES is well acted, well scripted…and nowhere to be found in the lineup for future episodes.
Please tell me NBC hasn’t done something idiotic and canceled this interesting, attention-grabbing show. It and THE BRIDGE are the best things on the tube this summer, in this humble tv-watcher’s opinion.

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spoonman August 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Best new drama I`ve seen in years, hope it is picked for entire season.

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Patricia July 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I like the episodes I’ve watched so far. My interest is definitely piqued. The geek with a gambling habit – what will happen to him? The team leader and his wife – what will happen to them over the loss of their child? The two team members starting some level of personal relationship – how will that relationship develop? The Italian team member and her former boss – what kind of relationship was it and will we see more of him as the seris goes forward? Donald Sutherland’s character is embroiled in the political arena – we haven’t seen much of him in his element…more, please….

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Janet Hutzel July 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Crossing Lines is a great show. TV needs more great shows to watch and get away from the stupid reality shows. The characters are great and I really like the cast. Hopefully enough people will like it and it will get picked up for another season.

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Rudy June 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

Why do all the cast have to be white?

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