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. Lori H. says

    I absolutely love Crossing Lines. International intrigue at its best with a twist. Incredible cast! Please bring the show back to NBC!!

  2. Barbara Skinner says

    Please bring back Crossing Lines. I love the show and their isn’t much in summer programming that is worth watching. I believe good programs often have lower ratings because the Network chooses the 10:00 air time. Try airing the program at an earlier time.

  3. says

    Crossing lines is one of the few shows that I have found worth watching lately. It is fresh because of the international cast and locations. The writing is as good or sometimes better than many other Cop shows on the air today. It did take me most of the first season to get an understanding of the each character but that is part of the enjoyment, like reading a book where your knowledge and understanding of each grows slowly. Far to many new shows a given up on to soon

  4. Cindy Tammaro says

    Crossing Lines was a very different and interesting new series. I think you need to give it a chance and bring it back for another season. This show keeps you on the edge of your seat, and keeps you guessing.
    Please bring it back.

  5. Ellyn says

    Looking forward to the second season of Crossing Lines. The series is intelligent, informative, well written, performed with excellence, gripping, exciting, relevant and thought provoking. Making Crossing Lines available is a gift to viewers eager for a meaningful and gratifying leisure time experience. Sincerely hope Crossing Lines second season is at least available through Netflix.

  6. Susan says

    I am confused by the moderate comments on this show. I am so tired of watching predictable shows that repeat the same plot week after week. I loved crossing lines because it was unpredictable and engaging. I half watch tv while doing other things but not with this show. I was on the edge of my seat more often than not! Sunday night is not a good night for a show like this, with family time being a top priority. Yes, NBC should renew it. Yes, I would watch it on any channel it was aired on. Hopefully Netflix will continue to pick it up at least. The networks should really watch the viewing patterns on Netflix because people try shows that air on nights when they are busy and are amazed at how much they love the shows shows they missed for one reason or another. Maybe they should use a similar showing method before they cancel shows. People are starting to watch and enjoy things they never would have on structured programming.

  7. Lanie says

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back Crossing Lines. I love this show. I’ll watch on NBC or USA (which seems to air a lot of good shows) or FOX or whoever (except showtime etc as I don’t subscribe). It’s such an entertaining show with good actors!

  8. says

    Crossing Lines was definitely one of my favorite shows last season. I sure hope NBC decides to renew it or at least another network picks it up. It would be a shame not to have this great show not on this year.

  9. Lou Rios says

    I hope they bring back Crossing Lines for more than just another season. I am a big fan of the show.

  10. Tracy O'Shea says

    I love “Crossing Lines”, If NBC does not pick it up….shame on you!! I will watch my favorite show on cable then…USA network, FOX, or whoever is smart enough to pick it up. It’s an exciting show, can’t wait for season 2.
    I would even go to Europe, ….that would be nice.

  11. Patricia Murphy says

    Crossing Lines is a very smart and engaging show. It’s a shame that shows that are intelligent and entertaining never make it. What networks need to remember that some of the best shows did not do well in the ratings the first year IE; CHEERS.

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