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. Ally B says

    Please renew this show!!!! I loved the chemistry of all the actors. This show started off very strongly and it lost some of the focus by the end, but I still looked forward to it every Sunday!

  2. Cass says

    Yes please renew and air this show. It is well done but was very poorly marketed. Did not know of it until I watched it on demand

  3. Kiki says

    I will follow Crossing Lines wherever it goes, since I doubt NBC will carry it for a second season. It’s a quality program, so obviously not NBC’s cup of tea. USA or TNT would be good alternatives.

  4. hmartin says

    I would be very disappointed to see Crossing Lines end. The characters are just developing. It keeps getting better and better. My husband and I would definitely follow it to another network. The cast is wonderful and since it is filmed in other countries makes it even more appealing.

  5. R.B. McKenzie says

    Yes I would like to see it more. It is one of the best series I’ve seen in awhile. I hope it’s on NBC if not I’m sure I’ll be able to purchase it elsewhere since it is still being shown internationally.

  6. Jann says

    I would definitely follow this program to another network if it airs. Unfortunately, NBC and the other networks seem bent on giving us yet more reality show garbage rather than a program that has depth and quality.

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