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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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Susan B. January 21, 2014 at 1:55 am

I hope it gets a second season. Should be put on another night to get more viewers.

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Sue January 21, 2014 at 1:53 am

Really liked the show. Would like to have a second season.

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Crystal January 21, 2014 at 12:41 am

I loved this show please don’t cancel!

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Sehroo2k1 January 21, 2014 at 12:41 am

Betrayal must return. Looooooove it!!!!

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Vera M January 21, 2014 at 12:28 am

PLEASE bring this great show back for a second season! I love it!

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Denise January 21, 2014 at 12:15 am

ILOVE THIS SHOW EASE DONT CANCEL I WANT TO. SEE WHO MET HER FOR WINE AND WHAT HAPPENS TO CJ AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE AFFAIR LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Susan Francisco January 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

Betrayal is one of the better shows, the characters are complex and realistic , the acting is great. It’s a tragedy if it’s cancelled considering all the cheap crap on TV today.

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denise vidal January 21, 2014 at 12:03 am

ILOVE THIS SHOW EASE DONT CANCEL I WANT TO. SEE WHO MET HER FOR WINE AND WHAT HAPPENS TO CJ AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE AFFAIR LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Anonymous January 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

Just when they get some good acting & a good series we have to wonder are we getting another terrible sitcome. Please don’t take this show off the air.

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Petra January 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Betrayal is my favorite show, please, please give us a second season. Jack and Sara have to have their happily ever after.

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Brenda January 20, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Loved this show! Couldn’t wait for the next show. Please come up with a plot & another season!

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Danielle January 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I love betrayal…please renew it. It didn’t get much advertisement, as anyone I asked about it never heard of the show. I dvr and watch at a different time . Does that count for ratings ?

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ashlie January 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I love this show I watch it online b/c it conflicts with my boyfriends tv shows but I want it to back on!!!

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Sarah January 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Omg please don’t cancel!! I’m so sick of getting into a show for it to be cancelled. It’s a great show with a fresh story line. I love Betrayal!!

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Stacey schultz January 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Love it! Bring it back please!

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