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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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Frances Dixon August 24, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Please, please bring it back. I’ve been checking every week to see if it was back. I loved it!


Janine August 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Bring it back Please I loved it!!!!


Christina August 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

Bring it back!!! Betrayal was such a great show with such great actors!!! I love it. & hated to read there wasn’t gonna be a second season!!! Let’s bring it back


Marsha August 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I loved this show and it seems like every time I like a show it gets cancelled. Maybe it was the time slot, maybe you don’t leave shows on long enough for viewers to latch onto them!

I loved the Travelers and Jericho too….


danielle mcelhaney August 20, 2014 at 12:38 am

Please please please bring it


Teresa August 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Please bring it back. It was a great show.


LeslieT August 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Bring it back!!! I loved that show!!!


denise DeFrancis August 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Please bring back Betrayal I love that show & the actors.


Jennifer July 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Bring it back!!!!!!!!


Rose July 30, 2014 at 12:58 am

It was the best thing going since Desperate Housewives! I say switch Revenge with Betrayal & watch the ratings soar! Bring it back! I’d like to see how the story plays out.


liendal July 31, 2014 at 12:07 am

No…..don’t switch out Revenge….I’d like to have them both. But, alas…..Betrayal is gone….for good I suppose. The guy who played Karsten is now on Murder in the First as a high powered attorney defending the rich and powerful.


Janet July 27, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Renew Betrayal. I love that show, and the actors!


Melissa Campbell July 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Please bring Betrayal back! I love this show.


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