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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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Linda January 20, 2014 at 4:11 am

I really enjoyed the show. I hope it is renewed.


cris kitchen January 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

Please renew the series of “betrayal”. Friends and I crave the love story.


Sadie January 20, 2014 at 3:15 am

Please ABC, keep Betrayal on for another season! There is so little on tv these days that is actually a series and not reality TV! Just for once I would like a series to continue into another season of late! Just like I got into Red Widow series and that got canceled! That was so disappointing ! Please ABC listen to Betrayal fans and try it out for another season!


Amber January 20, 2014 at 2:59 am

Season 2 please!!!!! I love this show!! It’s my dirty little secret!!


Sheila Fletcher January 20, 2014 at 2:43 am

So few really interesting dramas on tv any more. I really enjoyed this show and certainly hope it comes back for a second season. Betrayal has become one of my all time favorites, hopefully it won’t be cancelled.


alma January 20, 2014 at 2:20 am

Really got into the show dont cancel it! beside the 10 news on ABC it was the only show that was entertaining for me! it was a unfinished story it needs more for it to end up a good series please make season 2.


Lori January 20, 2014 at 2:19 am

I loved the show saw every Sunday bring back a second session Sara & jack still have unfinished buisness.


Karen January 20, 2014 at 2:18 am

Plz don’t cancel betrayal I love that movie .. Who was Sara meeting ??? Plz let it be Jack… I never missed an episode …


Linda January 20, 2014 at 2:12 am

Don’t Cancel this show. It’s the best one out there.


Amy January 20, 2014 at 2:00 am

Please don’t cancel betrayal. One of the best shows on the air. Every week it keeps you guessing on what’s going to happen next. Love the show!


Kelly Opsahl January 20, 2014 at 1:07 am

I absolutely love this show and would be crushed if it didn’t return!!!! They need to give it another season to catch momentum with fans. There were so loose end, it can’t end like that. Please bring it back!!#


Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 12:29 am

Love this show please don’t cancel it


Cate January 20, 2014 at 12:17 am

Keep the show its great many people are really disappointed about this being cancelled


linder mevorach January 20, 2014 at 12:16 am

i love this show. please bring it back for a second season. love the story line the characters


Betty January 20, 2014 at 12:14 am

Please don’t cancel this show. It was my favorite of the season!! There is more we need to know about Sara and Jack.


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