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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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Klynn September 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm

While the demographics state the 19-49 yr old age group we all know that rating are usually based on the 18-30 yr old, most of which are watching adult cartoons and reality TV. They have no idea what makes a good TV show! I love Crossing Lines and can appreciate the the hard work of the producers, writers, actors and everyone puts in to produce a show that has a believable story line. I personally hate reality TV and would not watch it unless I was paid thousands of dollars per episode and even then I would probably space out because I find it so boring and absolutely absurd.

I think if Crossing Lines was given a chance and in a time slot that was not in competition with the more popular and established shows it would become a hit. NBC should know that you can not expect a new show to become an overnight success when it has to compete with established, popular programming and summer is not the time when most people are inside watching TV, especially on the weekend.

NBC needs to give Crossing Lines the chance it deserves. I and a lot of people I know will watch it.


Kelly September 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

This an excellent series fresh and European based. Hardly anyone has been exposed to this series. Everything is scheduled for Sundays. Seriously re introduce this series during the week because people will love it. Don’t leave us with reality tv I am sick of it! Kelly from Canada!


zennebula September 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Not only did it air on a Sunday, it aired in the Summer. The ratings were destined to be low in a show that hasn’t established itself.


Disappointed in TV ! September 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I love this show !!! It would be a shame if they cancel it! It seems that all good shows get cancelled and the crappy shows stay !!!


Sher September 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I love this show. It is refreshing and different!


Robert Page September 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

This is a good show and gien a better time slot should do well. I’ve seen all episodes and taped the competition.


Valerie September 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Love this show!! I am not a big TV watcher but I would watch this show on any channel.


Erin September 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I LOVE this show!! The characters are wonderful and the acting is fabulous. I can’t believe the ratings have been poor. Maybe because it was on in the summer. I will watch it on any network that picks tit up. So glad there will be a Season 2!!!


Chester Field September 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

What do I think? I think I’d like to know how they come up with these ratings, because everyone I talk to that knows the show, LOVE IT! I really like the characters and their ‘vulnerabilities’ . William Fichtner is a TREMENDOUS actor! Loved him in Prison Break! I really hope they carry on with this show. It is actually more suited to the cable specialty networks… JUSTIFIED, I think it will do much better! TV executives still don’t have a clue!


Christine September 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

This is a great show, and I would watch it on any channel. I’m so happy to hear that they will be filming season 2 soon. I just hope we get a chance to see it here in the U.S.


Greek girl September 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Love the show!!! Would watch on any network.. Tired of reality tv and reality tv stars….


Christina Pressas September 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Love the show!!! Would watch on any network.. Tired of reality tv and reality stars…


Grannyannie September 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm

We just really got into the series. I would like to see it continue.


Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Please keep on NBC, I love the international flair and the ICC in particular. Our son lives in Europe and we can share this together. I think it is a terrific show, especially Fitchner. Please keep in the lineup.


Lisa Lindsay September 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

There is NOTHING else on NBC worth watching this is the only show to watch! No wonder my TV stays on CBS. Wherever the show goes I will watch it with the best cliffhanger in year I NEED to see what happens.


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