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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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Kokokalli January 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that show. I’m very disappointed in ABC!!
Everyone I know loves it Why do the best shows get cancelled??
BRING BACK BETRAYAL!!!!

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Camille January 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I love it! Great characters, still so much could happen! Abc always seems to cancel everything good! Oh well!

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Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Please give Betrayal another chance. I feel that the show was good but, being aired on a Sunday at 10pm when people have to get up early for work Monday is not a good slot. I feel the show was not given a chance.

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Angela January 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Yes. I agree. Abc is really starting to suck. I love betrayal and can’t believe they are canceling. But they suck you in and then cancell. Let’s cancell Abc.

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Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Please don’t cancel betrayal

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Julianne January 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Please dont cancel this show! I really really enjoy it!! Please keep it on the air!!!!

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Amy January 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I am addicted to this show and will be so sad to see it cancelled, if it is! Please do not leave unanswered questions. That would be the actual betrayal!

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Lois Mitchell January 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Love this show. We need at least another season and not have it end with not knowing who was sharing the wine…

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Malin January 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

This show had so much potential, despite what others may say, I love the cast! Though I would give the director a big fat kick in the ass.

There’s so many things they could have done better, I was so excited for the season finale, but it really let me down! I want more drama! I wanted to see jack running through the city to Sara in the hospital, I wanted jack and drew sobbing together in the hospital, I wanted Sara to be in a coma, or have a more serious condition! I wanted jack chasing the shooter while almost while almost breaking down with despair! MORE DRAMA PEOPLE, how hard can it be, really?

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Cayse January 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I love, love this show. It is the only show i looked forward to at the end of the week., All ABC has is stupid games and violent action. This series takes you away to where every man and woman would want to be. The reason, I believe, thatit did so oorly was that it was sandwiched between the holidays and the football play offs. How stupid. Dallas started slowly and they lost JR, but it is coming back for their fans. This show needs to come back. I am so tired of the detective on the other channel and the law firm before it, that I just channel surf until Betrayal comes on at 10pm. Good show, good plot, good actors, and I am dying to see who Sarah is sharing a glass of wine with.
Both men and women would die to be in that position, and this situation really happens in real life.

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amy January 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I’m not big on tv anymore its getting more disgusting but finally I found a show that I can’t wait to watch every week and than I watch it again on demand! Its a great cast they should have kept Thatcher alive! Please ABC give it another shot and advertise it more! Have billboards and the actors do the rounds on the talk shows Whatever it takes, remember how Dallas started out almost cancelled! Jack Jack and more Jack please!

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Holly acker January 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I absolutely loved the show and truly wish it were coming back for a second season. I did however like how it ended with no loose ends but of course the end in which you didn’t see whom Sara was meeting with for dinner/ that was a bummer

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Stephanie January 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I think the show got off to a rocky start but it has really come around and turned into an entertaining drama. The characters have depth and personality even if some of them are really not good guys at all. The majority of them are kind of like most of us, a mixed bag of some good and some not so good. It makes them believable. I like this show and would love to see a second season.

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Marilyn January 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I love this show. Please bring it back for a second season. We have to find out if she ordered a glass of wine for her husband or her lover.

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ann January 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

betrayal is a great show for sunday night aunfortunately itwas up against sunday nighr football sunday night. theyshoul d definitely renew it,,i will really miss it/

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