‘Crossing Lines’ Renewed For 12 Episode Second Season, Future On NBC In Doubt?

By Patrick Munn - August 29th, 2013 @ 05:33 pm UTC
Category: News / US News

French broadcaster TF1 and Sony Pictures Television Networks have announced that they have renewed their drama series Crossing Lines - which was acquired by NBC and became a key part of their Summer line up – for a second season. 12 episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season.

Created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero and Rola Bauer, Crossing Lines is set in exotic locations and taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The drama series is produced by Bernero Productions and stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. The entire main cast will return for the show’s second season, with Lara Rossi becoming a series regular for season 2.

The renewal of Crossing Lines comes after Tandem Communications & Sony Pictures Television Networks launched the skein in some 180 territories, though Crossing Lines has yet to secure a UK sale, with the drama delivering strong ratings across Europe. That said, the series was far from a hit for NBC and a source at the peacock confirmed to TVWise that they had yet to make a decision on whether or not they will be airing the show’s second season.

Comments (63)

August 31, 2013
L. Albright

The show is fantastic. There is little guality TV. That Is not the case for this show. I would hope the Network responds to this.

August 31, 2013

You have to air it NBC. My friends and I are hooked. Canada loves the show and Donald Sutherland is timeless. He is class personified. Keep it on the air. A better time slot would save the show and 10 years from now you’ll be deciding on how to end it.

September 3, 2013

If NBC would bother promoting it at all, they would find it would be quite the opposite from “far from a hit” for them. I cannot believe they’re even thinking about not broadcasting the next season. Shame on you NBC. This is the only show I actually watch on NBC. I blame the new Comcast management since they seem to be doing everything in their power to make every bad decision in the book when it comes to programming for viewers.

September 3, 2013
Randy & Debi

Totally agree with Sheila & L. Albright! This show makes American TV look mundane. Please NBC, don’t settle for average.

September 4, 2013

Please NBC! Keep this show and give it a chance to develop an audience. What do you have to lose? You are already the 5th place network. Take a page out of the CBS play book and grow shows that are geared towards adults. It does not seem to have hurt CBS at all. I would love to see NBC at the top again, like it was back in the day when everything that I watched was on your network.

September 5, 2013
Austyn Faulkner

Please air the second season. I love this show!!!!

September 10, 2013
randy beranrd

I love this show. Please NBC pick up the second season

September 10, 2013
Sara Lou

NBC has a history of putting shows on Sundays that then die. A perfect example was West Wing which used to air on Thursday – a great night for many shows – and then was sent to the Sunday night graveyard for great shows! NBC also lacks much publicity for these shows.

September 12, 2013

Love this show and agree it has the potential for better ratings if it was promoted.

September 12, 2013

This is one of our favorite shows! There is so much crap out there these days (reality shows) and the quality shows seem to not last. I hate dumbed-down television so this show was a breath of fresh air. Please keep this show on NBC!

September 16, 2013

C’mon, NBC – this is a great program.
Pls, p/up Crossing Lines.
It’s smart and edgy.
Besides Donald Sutherland, we really dig Wm Fichtner – it’s nice that he has a lead role.

September 21, 2013
Neeraja Rao

i am very disappointed that it is not being shown. it was stopped abruptly after the 10th episode in India. it is an excellent show. very well acted. i wonder why NBC and sony are not telecasting it. does any one know if there was a 11 th episode.

September 28, 2013
Esmeralda Manriquez

One of the best shows on tv with exciting actors I have seen in a while. I was wondering what had become of this show until looking it up. I am so glad it is being renewed! Thumbs up!

September 29, 2013
Chuck R

Amazing show hope it returns

October 3, 2013

Come on NBC – please keep this show. My husband and I love this show. We were sooo disappointed when it ended and can’t wait for the second season. I also think it should be promoted more. Please keep it on.

October 7, 2013
Eugennie Buckley

I love this show and would love to see it back on NBC. This is one of the two shows I watch on this network. The excellent stories, acting and the European back drop make this a must watch show, so NBC please bring it back.

October 7, 2013

When finally a really good show is there just stop because some stupid decision. Don’t take wrong funs of Prison Break but this one is far better, i can’t wait for next season. NBC make the smart step. I know hundreds of people that will watch it. Thanks

October 10, 2013

I wish we had this show broadcast in Bermuda….I’ve heard so many great comments about it. My friend in the Azores, Portugal loves the show. I think they are currently getting reruns from the first season. I would definitely watch it if it came here !

October 11, 2013
Rebecca Yahrling

This is one of the best shows on TV – I can’t wait for Season 2 to start! Great cast – love William Fichtner.

October 15, 2013
Julianne Dousharm

I am glad that the show is coming back and I hope that NBC will keep it going for years to come. If they would only promote the show here in the U.S. maybe they would see a rise in the ratings, it you don’t promote something what chance does it have. I love the fact that it tells stories in other countries and that you have a cast of people from some of these countries also. Please keep it going and do it justice by promoting it too.

November 2, 2013

When the second season suppose to start?

November 2, 2013

Great show. Let’s have season 2 please

November 6, 2013

Quality production, writing and cast. Give it a good time slot, then you can move it around after you get a following. Once you watch it, your hooked. I saw the last 2 episodes and wound up buying all the earlier episodes on iTunes.

November 6, 2013

I am so glad to hear that this show is coming back. It is truly excellent. The cast members have chemistry. Oh and Donald Southerland is the best. Hope you make it to a 3rd and 4th season and beyond. Good going NBC. I can hardly wait.

November 10, 2013

Terrific Show! Love the Cast, love the writing, love Donald Southerland!
Please continue this show NBC…. Give a chance to grow. You put in the lineup, it will catch on…
One the best shows- looking for when it will come back on, Can’t Wait.

November 18, 2013
Sue atherton

Just watch the entire first season in 2 days, couldn’t stop watching it. Brilliant series with substance not like these stupid reality shows they make where they don’t need to pay the cast much. Someone actually paid some money and made a show with real actors. Air season 2

November 27, 2013
Joan parkinson

Love this show, can’t wait for the second season. Very different from the usual “cops and robbers”. Interesting story lines and locations.

December 9, 2013

Love this show! William Fichtner is great and so is the rest of the cast. I don’t see Moon Dailly/’Anne Marie’ in the cast picture. I hope this does’t mean that she is leaving the show :-(.

December 12, 2013
Joyce Obermoeller

My husband and I both agree this was a wonderful show and can’t wait for it to return. NBC has very little good television and this show was the bright light in their lineup! They need to keep it!!

December 20, 2013
Juan Carlos

Excellent show. I love he plot and all the producing of this series. Great one.

December 21, 2013

I want moooreeee! What’s going in with u people!? Low rating??? It’s an amazing serie!!!

December 27, 2013

GOOD show, my husband and I enjoy this show very much. Looking forward to season 2.Glad NBC has renewed.

December 27, 2013

This show could have been big like The Blacklist had it been promoted. Is it coming back on or not…? When will season 2 start? I think it should be paired with The Blacklist

December 31, 2013

Best show broadcast in a long time, I HOPE IT COMES BACK!

January 2, 2014

I just watched the entire first season and I am in love with this show. I cannot wait to see the second season on NBC. I hope they make the right decision. I love the part that Donald Southerland plays in Crossing Lines. I cannot wait to see how the different characters unfold.

January 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this first series and look forward to a second series. Thank you NBC.

January 6, 2014

its a lovely show please air this season miss to see this show its real interesting

January 7, 2014
Rebecca Yahrling

This has become my favorite show! And I watch A LOT of TV. Superb actors!

January 16, 2014

This is probably the show I am most looking forward to seeing return. I record it on the DVR and watch it two or three times before even thinking of deleting it.

January 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite shows. I certaiinly hope NBC renews it. A little more promotion would do wonders.

January 20, 2014
Naomi Williamson

I really wish this show would come back. My mom and I watched every episode and loved every minute of it. Please!!

February 15, 2014
Susan Newport

I thoroughly enjoy this show and really look forward to seeing season 2. I pvr’d it and am finally getting around to watching. This is top notch tv and I would not be waiting so long to watch the next season

March 5, 2014
Allen Z.

Love the show but if Moon Dailly doesn’t come back I probably won’t watch. You need her to balance out the guys.

March 8, 2014

It reminds me of NCIS meets Criminal Minds only better.I would buy season 2 on DVD/blue ray if available.

March 9, 2014

This is one of the best series on tv. NBC is blind to something good. This program deserves to be telecast and preferably on a network that appreciates and exposes it.

March 11, 2014
Neal pignatora

I found Crossing Lines as first class entertainment as has been available. Would have watched it if L, knew about the series. This TV worth watching, scheduled in a time slot that would give it a chance to be successful. This show wold be as much of a hit as UK’s MI-5 and Crimal minds.

March 15, 2014

great show please bring back for season 2 there are not a lot of good shows like this action packed

March 21, 2014

Crossing Line – a great series promoting international cooperation, not only in crime fighting but in international understanding and awareness. It is well produced, has interesting story lines and a good cast of international actors. We need more of this kind of programming. Please don’t drop it!

March 22, 2014

I found season 1 on netflix. Terrific! Please show season 2.

March 23, 2014

I just found this series on netflix. I never saw any ads for season 1. I am so glad for 12 shows for season 2. NBC please, please air season 2. Hopefully thre will be more for the future. Excellent show.

March 27, 2014

Terrific series / cast! Hopefully Season 2 will be out soon and that Netflix can get rights to broadcast if NBC declines!

March 27, 2014
wanda eaton

please renew best show in a long time.

March 30, 2014
jenanne jenkins

Please go on with this series. My husband and I usually only watch British TV. We love this one and want to see another season. We are telling everyone about it.
It’s good.

April 3, 2014

Never heard about this show until I found it on Netflix. Great show. Looking forward to season 2. Wake up, NBC, this is a keeper. Do your part and promote it!

April 4, 2014

NBC pick it up or I will buy it from Apple TV or Amazon don’t be stupid!

April 9, 2014
Canadian Fan

Would really enjoy seeing Season 2.

April 9, 2014

I love this show. Please NBC keep it going!!!

April 10, 2014

I loved this show and told everyone about it. I have been looking for season two to start and now find out this may not happen. Please reconsider, this is a show that I looked forward to all week.

April 11, 2014

Amazing series. I just watched all of season one over two evenings. I didn’t even know that it aired on NBC. NBC has become so bad in the last five years. Renew this show for your summer lineup and this household will be tuning in to NBC again. Stop trying to market solely to the 18-35 market. Cable has been kicking your bottoms with show designed for mature adults. This show is awesome!

April 12, 2014
Sue Laform

NBC, please renew the show, it’s intelligent and spell binding!

April 14, 2014
Susan L

Crossing Lines is quality TV and the television audience responds to quality. Please continue the show.

April 16, 2014
Walter MacNeil

Man up NBC! This is a show with a fantastic cast. There is so much junk on broadcast tv that you should jump at the chance to show the second season.

April 21, 2014
HR Newman

WhatI came upon this show on Netflix. I just love it. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning, but couldn’t turn it off. When will Season 2 be available for viewing? Please make that sooner rather than later. But most of all make sure it accessible hete in the.US.