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. Pamela Murdock says

    I absolutely love this show!!! It’s different, intelligent, and keeps my interest minute to minute. It is NOT your mindless nonsense that seems to be so popular these days, and I really hope you will bring it back. Thanks!

  2. ellen says

    I hope that NBC picks up the second season. However, I don’t hold out much hope that they will be intelligent enough to do that. Hopefully, it will be picked up by USA or another network like that. The major networks are too entrenched in mindless sitcoms and boring reality shows. We can only keep our fingers crossed. I, for one, will watch the show on whatever channel picks it up.

  3. nancy foss says

    Its intelligent and just a great show, with so many idiot shows with nothing but bathroom humor to keep them afloat, why would they cancel this gem.

  4. Me says

    GREAT show…bring it back and let us know when you do! (I already boycott NBC a.m. and hope this doesn’t lead to avoiding the network altogether.) Only thing I watch regularly is the local news…

  5. Anonymous says

    Why is there no current information about Crossing Lines being renewed? If it isn’t renewed, someone missed it BIG , BIG Time.

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