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. SeriesLover says

    OMG! No! This is a GREAT show with a GREAT cast!! I watch in on Hulu every Monday morning and have re-watched the series so far several times as it keeps my attention – UNLIKE so many other shows ….. please – YES, Begging now – DO NOT CANCEL THIS!

  2. Anonymous says

    Please don’t cancel. Its great and the actors are great. I think about it at work, just waiting to get home and watch it!

  3. Linda says

    Who do these people ask if they are watching the show? No one called me! The networks don’t care if we like the show or not, they only care if they can get sponsors. How about changing the night? By that time Sunday night “your” people in the demographic are tired from the weekend with their children, getting to be early so they can get up and start all over again. 9PM during the week. The kids are in bed and mom needs her “free time” She’ll watch. Give it a chance!

  4. says

    Please dont cancel the show! Its a show that keeps you very interested and always wondering what turn the show will take! There are so many options that I think it could last for many years! Maybe find a different time slot and day! Please try everything to keep the show on the air! A second season would be great!

  5. Gerri says

    The storyline began slowly and was usually up against The Good Wife, which started late due to football. The tempo has picked up and I enjoy the show which we DVR due to the scheduling conflict with other shows. Disappointed it is being canceled and would like to see it come back for another season.

  6. cheryl yorek says

    I love this series please keep it on the air just move it to another night when there’s not as much competition.

  7. jim winters says

    You cancelled Red Widow,witch was an excellent show.Now you cancel an even better show Betrayal.I really wonder what it will take for you to put a show on that you will keep.Several of my friends watched both shows.What a disappointment ABC has been.As for new shows you might be doing,We will not be watching,You will just cancel them.

    jim winters

  8. Allie says

    Betrayal is an amazing show that should not be cancelled. There are many viewers who really enjoy this series. Please do not cancel the show! They should certainly move forward with a second season!

  9. Vicki Schneider says

    One of our favorite shows! Don’t cancel it! So tired of all the good shows going by the wayside while the stupid cartoons and comedys stay on.

  10. Kristin says

    I LOVE this show! My favorite series by far. I think it’s just airing at a bad time. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL!!!!

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