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On Crossing Lines, the special crime unit is comprised of highly trained investigators. NBC is hoping that viewers will want to watch this new action series and that the ratings are high as well. Will they want the show back for a second season? Stay tuned!
Below are the TV show's ratings for the Summer 2013 season, typically the best way to tell if a show will be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can check on how it's doing.
Update: Crossing Lines has been renewed for a second season but NBC hasn't decided to air it yet. »
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 -- »
Crime drama “Sex, Lies and Handwriting” is the first project in development, and is intended to follow a straight-to-series model similar to Tandem’s crime series “Crossing Lines,” which airs on NBC. In addition to Lionsgate and Tandem, Sea To Sky Entertainment, Lionsgate’s Canadian joint venture partner, will also be producing the project.
The series will be “a witty new take on the crime series,” according to a statement from the partners. It follows the exploits of Leslie Bold, an accomplished artist and handwriting expert — with her own newspaper column on the subject — who is unexpectedly drawn into the world of crime-solving because of her skills.
- Leo Barraclough
Last night, NBC aired the finale of Crossing Lines. The season ended on a cliffhanger that has viewers itching for season two. Will the show be renewed, or will it be cancelled instead?
Crossing Lines follows a former NYPD officer who's become addicted to morphine and ends up working as a trash collector for a carnival in the Netherlands. The International Criminal Court recognizes his worth and recruits him to help investigate crimes that cross international borders.
The police procedural series debuted June 23rd to a disappointing 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.38 million viewers. The first hour ranked a distant third in its timeslot, easily beaten by a rerun of Fox's Family Guy and the debut of Whodunnit? on ABC. »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 23, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
An action crime drama, this series taps into a unit mandated by the International Criminal Court (Icc) to investigate cross-border crimes, ultimately bringing global criminals to justice. Set in the world's most exotic locales, an elite team of eager cops work to solve notorious international crimes.
Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our global safety. As Europe has become a "safe house" for criminals eluding law enforcers, »
In the new NBC drama "Crossing Lines" (Sunday at 9 p.m.), character actor William Fichtner plays Carl Hickman, a legendary former NYPD detective, whose career ended with a disability. He now lives in a trailer behind an Amsterdam carnival and has a job picking up trash with a stick, which seems about all he's capable of, physically or emotionally, until French colleague Louis Daniel (Marc Lavoine) recruits him for a new, extra-fancy international crime task force. This group, consisting of cops from France, England, Ireland, Germany and other countries, will investigate crimes that transcend any one jurisdiction, with each member providing »
- Alan Sepinwall
Produced in Europe, “Crossing Lines” is a credible and gritty crime procedural that NBC is scheduling as summer filler, featuring a crack team “from all over the Euro Zone” assembled to hunt down the worst of the worst. “We’re like the Justice League,” the lone American, played by William Fichtner, muses near the outset, yielding confused shrugs from some of his colleagues. Actually, they’re more like “Criminal Minds” — a former stop made by series creator Edward Allen Bernero — only this time with a bit more flair and a nondescript title that’s nevertheless catchier than “Earning Tax Credits,” which would be equally descriptive.
If nothing else, having this series turn up on a major network (as opposed to, say, BBC America) should remind inward-looking U.S. viewers that we have not cornered the market on psychopathic killers or tormented cops, even if the team’s steely eyed French leader, »
- Brian Lowry
NBC will wheel out the summer drama series .Crossing Lines. - set to launch Sunday, June 23 with a special two-hour premiere (9-11 p.m. Et). July 11 is the debut date for its two new summer alternative series .The Winner Is .. (9-10 p.m. Et) and .Hollywood Game Night. (10-11 p.m. Et). Each will air weekly on Thursday nights. From NBC .Crossing Lines,. from creator Edward Bernero, taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. The series is produced by Tandem Communications, Bernero Productions, in co-production with TF1 Production/TF1 Network »
- April Neale
NBC has set its premiere dates for its new scripted drama series from creator Edward Bernero ("Criminal Minds") in June and alternative series The Winner Is…" and "Hollywood Game Night," hosted by Nick Lachey and Jane Lynch, respectively. Sony Pictures TV's "Crossing Lines" debuts with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m. before airing its regular time slot at 10 p.m. beginning June 30. It explores cases from the International Criminal Court and the people who track down global criminals. It stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella »
- Jethro Nededog
NBC has picked up U.S. TV rights to the one-hour action-crime series Crossing Lines, from German producer Tandem Communications (The Pillars Of The Earth) and Ed Bernero’s Bernero Prods. The 10-episode series will air this summer. Created, developed and executive produced by former Criminal Minds showrunner Bernero and Tandem president Rola Bauer, Crossing Lines taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. It stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. “We’re making scripted projects a priority for our summer lineup, and this is a great fit,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. The series is a co-production with TF1 Production/TF1 Network and commissioned by Sony Pictures TV Networks. It also has been acquired by Germany’s Sat.1 and Italian public broadcaster Rai. Bernero, a former police officer-turned TV writer-producer, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC has picked up U.S. broadcast rights to Crossing Lines a one-hour action crime series from Criminal Minds producers Bernero Productions and Munich-based Tandem Communications (The Pillars of the Earth) which stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland and Marc Lavoine. The procedural will join previously ordered drama Camp on NBC's summer schedule. Crossing Lines, which also stars Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood, is a cross-boarder crime drama in which a special unit of criminal investigators working with the International Criminal Court hunt down global criminals and bring them to justice. “We’re making scripted
- Scott Roxborough
NBC has acquired the U.S. television rights to the one-hour action-crime series .Crossing Lines,. from producers Tandem Communications (.The Pillars of the Earth., .World Without End.) and Bernero Productions (.Criminal Minds,. .Third Watch.). The network will air 10 episodes beginning in summer 2013. From NBC .Crossing Lines. was created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero and Tandem president Rola Bauer. Both serve as executive producers. Set in exotic locations, .Crossing Lines. taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. .We.re making scripted projects a priority for our »
- April Neale
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