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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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Bev May 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

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.

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Chris May 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm

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.

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Connie Hanson May 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

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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