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Betrayal: Has It Been Cancelled? Will There Be Season Two?

Betrayal canceled? season two?ABC has been searching for a ratings hit to fill the Sundays at 10pm timeslot. Turns out that Betrayal isn’t that show but could it still return for a second season? Has it already been cancelled?

Betrayal revolves around professional photographer Sara (Hannah Ware) and top attorney Jack (Stuart Townsend) who, despite being married to other people, have a torrid affair. Things become even more complicated when Sara’s husband and Jack end up on the opposite sides of a murder trial. The rest of the cast includes Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and James Cromwell.

The series debuted in September and got off to a slow start with a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.16 million total viewers. The numbers got even worse in week two, dropping more than 24%. In week three, they dropped another 26%.

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In short, the ratings were awful but the network didn’t pull the series off the air and a rep even said that ABC was sticking with the show. Why? Likely because they’d already cancelled another new drama, Lucky 7, and fellow freshman Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was also tanking.

Though Betrayal’s ratings have leveled off, that doesn’t mean that ABC is any more satisfied with the numbers and there’s just no way that they’re bring it back for a second season. It’s still on the air because they didn’t have anything to take its place.

The network has released their plans for early 2014 and, to no surprise, Betrayal isn’t part of them. That’s not an outright cancellation but, realistically, there’s as much hope of this show coming back as there being a second season of Pan Am or GCB.

ABC has taken to calling Betrayal a limited series which wouldn’t have stopped them from making a second season had the ratings been stronger. Hopefully for the fans who have stuck with it, the show will end in a satisfying way and won’t not leave a bunch of unresolved storylines.

What do you think? Do you like Betrayal? Would you like to see a second season or does the show deserve to be cancelled? Why didn’t it catch on?


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Sunshine July 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I really hope this show comes back on air. It’s perfect for the fall shows. I think this show hits all points family, love, and money all coming together. Please bring back !!! TIP…Make the main female character have more of a voice and the main male is perfect as is.


theo July 23, 2014 at 9:52 am

bring it back


Melanie July 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

I simply loved watching betrayal,please bring it back! :-)))))


Ann July 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Please bring it back love the show


Tiffany July 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Please bring this show back!!! Absolutely loved it.


Linville Bottoms July 14, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Too late…….I’ve been seeing the cast’s actors and actresses all over the place, in other shows. Betrayal is gone….for good I am thinking.


Elaine July 12, 2014 at 4:32 am

Watched The betrayal series on USA 5 and it has been great.It was only by chance that I saw an advert for the series one night otherwise would never known it was on.I never even knew we had a channel 5 usa on cable! This show clearly wasn’t promoted enough! Many of my friends and family would have loved this show but they hadn’t heard of it.Would love there to be another series just so we know if it was Jack she was having the drink with! If this show was bought in England by our ordinary Channel 5 im sure the viewings would have been much higher, plus all viewers in England that don’t have cable or sky would have been able to watch it.


Lesley July 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

Loved this drama, hope there will be a second series :-)


Bambi July 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

Loved and miss the show!!!


Marianne Beasley June 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I love Betrayal in the UK and am missing it on Fridsy evenings. Bring it back please….,.,


Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Please bring back loved the show, I want to know who she ended up with……

Reply June 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

I love love love Betrayal ! Amazing.


Anonymous June 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Bring back Betrayal!!! Please!!!


Anonymous June 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

It’s gone for good…have to get used to it. Ended with the last show last winter.
The actors have moved on to other projects…just saw the guy who play the crooked father, Karsten, on the new show, Murder in The First. He’s playing a lawyer on that show. It’s over.


Kimberly June 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

Bring back Betrayal please!!!!


Laura June 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

I loved betrayal and couldn’t wait till the second season. I don’t know who has the say so on what stays in the air, but I do know that ABC has made so many bad decisions. First taking off All My Children and One Life to Live and now Betrayal!! It’s getting ridicous!!


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