Crossing Lines: Season Two Renewal; Will NBC Air It?

Crossing Lines season twoFrance’s TF1 and Sony Pictures Television Networks have renewed Crossing Lines for a second season.

There will be 12 episodes this time around (vs 10 episodes in season one) and production will begin on September 22nd. Locations will include France, the Czech Republic, Monte Carlo and Bulgaria.

Regulars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Tom Wlaschiha, Gabriella Pession and Richard Flood will all return, along with Lara Rossi, who was introduced late in the first season. Guest stars will include Carrie-Anne Moss and Ray Stevenson.

Crossing Lines has been very popular internationally, airing in over 180 territories. It hasn’t been a big hit here in the states however.

NBC aired the series on Sunday nights this summer to poor ratings. The season finale registered just a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.06 million viewers — series lows.

The peacock network says that they haven’t made a decision on the future of the show on NBC. Unfortunately, based on the ratings, there’d be little incentive to license season two of Crossing Lines.

If they don’t pick it up, the show could find a US home on a cable channel, possibly one that’s owned by NBC-Universal like USA Network. Merlin underperformed on NBC in its first year so it was moved to Syfy for the later four seasons.

What do you think? Should NBC pick up season two of Crossing Lines or cancel the low-rated series instead? Would you watch it on a cable channel like USA?

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  1. says

    Intelligent shows get cancelled, and garbage remains.
    Are the networks trying to make the public idiots by only keeping substandard shows?.
    I was very disappointed that Covent Affairs got cancelled, and Royal Pains is still on USA.

  2. Noreen says

    I like the show. There are some other renewed shows that should not be on but are. This show is a lot better than given credit. Get another season.

  3. jodi says

    I absolutely enjoy the drama, humor and the humanity that this show brings to its viewers. I have come to enjoy every episode and even though I have grown tired of police shows, this one isn’t so graphic in pictures or cold in its delivery that it stops being about the relationship of the police/protector and the victim. There is always a 7th degree of connection. I’m so looking forward to watching the next season.

  4. Alexa Lucas says

    I’m ecstatic that Crossing Lines will air Season Two Renewal. Yet, I don’t have TV and only watch Netflix or CW TV online. The characters are excellent and have substance which is difficult to find. The plots and storyline are suspenseful and I’ve enjoyed the entire last season. If the episodes are available to purchase, I would be interested in subscribing. I hope the series continues even if it’s not on television. Thank you to all of the cast, directors and producers and I hope the series continues!!!!

  5. K. Bastedo says

    I hope they renew it. It had a slow start but it’s just getting going and the team is just starting to gel.

  6. Bev says

    Like the show and characters very much. Take off some of
    the stupid reality shows and keep this one. Netflix would
    be a better place than cable. Cable prices are getting
    outrageous.

    • says

      I agree 100 percent with you! They keep the shows I never watch and that people with any intelligence do not watch and take off a show like Crossing Lines and also Forever. Maybe because the show has some intelligence in the writing, they think Americans are too stupid to appreciate the show. They did not give it enough time.

  7. Chris says

    I found it on Netflix, but will watch it where ever it goes. Very well written. NBC must not have given it much in the way of promotion.

    • says

      I agree that NBC didn’t give Crossing Lines a chance. It was different. This show would probably do better on a cable station like HBO or Showtime. However, the treatment by NBC of Crossing Lines is similar to ABC’s treatment of Forever. It is a really good show but was put on against two other popular shows and finally cancelled. However they did keep crap shows like Galavant! Don’t get it.

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