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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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lynn March 21, 2015 at 12:45 am

Bring it back


Nicole March 20, 2015 at 12:54 am

Please bring it back! It was a great show! Don’t understand why the ratings were so


jen March 16, 2015 at 9:57 pm

They should bring this show back, it was great and kept me coming back.


Sam February 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Is there going to be a series 2 of betrayal. I really hope so. Series one was fab.


karen james February 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

You have to bring it.just love it.


ai February 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm

you have to bring the Betrayal Back, i was dying to watch everyweek. Can’t wait for the next season although doesnt really give a moral lesson but waiting to know whats going to happen and learn how problem can be solve.


Kerstie February 5, 2015 at 7:53 am

Please bring back betrayal!
It’s sinoly Amazing & I need to know what happened!!
ABC if you don’t bring this back you royally suck


Sarge February 2, 2015 at 12:54 am

I loved Betrayal! I really hope it comes back!


Monica January 31, 2015 at 1:20 am

I loved Betrayal! I can’t believe it had such bad ratings. Please, bring it c


Paula Daulton January 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

This is the second time this ha happened to me… First DIRTY SEXY MONEY and now BETRAYAL… Really sucks! They leave you with a gret cliffhanger and then cancel series!!!!if you cant finish what you start then dont bother starting at all!!!


Anonymous January 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

I think you need to bring season 2 of betrayal on at a earlier time. I loved the show and was mad to find out that it had been canceled. So bring it back so Sarah can let her fans know who she picked.


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