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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  1. Marsha Putnam says

    Fantastic! Great writing & acting!!!! We are totally hooked and want more. We tape it because we go to bed too early to watch it live. “Elliot” from ET does a wonderful job as a brain damaged son. Excellent!

  2. laverne says

    I love betrayal,it focus on how imperfect a couple life can be. It focus on real life issues. I would love for the show to come back.

  3. Anonymous says

    I love this show, don’t miss an episode. Friends that I have told about the show are now watching it. You need to advertise more!

  4. says

    I love this show betrayal I haven’t missed an episode yet I hope it won’t be canceled cause I’m so hooked on it

  5. anonymous says

    I have watched every episode and love the show. The chemistry between Sara and Jack is awesome. I hope something happens to keep the show

  6. kimberly says

    OMG… are you really kidding? This is a phenomenal show! Everyone I have talked with loves it…. heres the problem: It is on the same time slot as the #1 hit Showtime Series called Homeland! Seriously????? Guaranteed, if you stick it in another time slot, it will be a winner. Writing is good, actors are great, interesting show.. just bad timing. Please give it another time period and another chance!

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