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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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Cookie December 29, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Why? Would you all cancel this show??? It has a great storyline, twisted plots… It’s almost neck and neck with Scandal…. Come on guys give the shotw a chance!!! My husband and I are hooked!!!!!!!!!!! It’s very disappointing becoming so entwined in an episode, check the listings and for the next 3 Weeks…….. Nohing……… We’re left (literally) on the edge of our seats, disappointed and anticipating the the next episode……

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Kay December 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I can’t believe ABC wants to pull the plug on this show. Well on the other hand yes I can. Not enough advertising doomed this show from the get. If ABC wants to learn a lesson from pulling shows to early then spend the money on promoting it better otherwise they’ll never fill the Sunday night 10:00 p.m. slot. Not fair to fans who get hooked.

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virginia diaz December 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

I totally agree. ABC did not spend enough money promoting the show. I ask people if they saw Betrayal and they don’t know the show. Give the show a chance. It is my favorite show that I watch. I will miss the show.

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Karen December 29, 2013 at 8:59 pm

PLEASE keep it going! Can’t wait for Sunday nights!

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bella December 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

They should not cancel the show. The ratings should not be the reason. Give it a chance. There are quality actors and actresses in this show.

I would hate to see it end!!

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bailey December 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

i’m from the netherlands and i love this show even more than “overspel” the original show betrayal is based on .. so that says enough !!!

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virginia diaz December 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I love the show, I have watched all the episodes. I hope they bring it back, maybe they didn’t give it the publicity, that it needed.

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anastasia December 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

need to give this show a chance!

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Pam December 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

Seriously! I LOVE this show! It’s the best show on TV. I’m am so tired of giving these new shows a chance by watching them, getting hooked on them and then they cancel them! I’m done with that! If they interest me I will wait until season 2 or 3 and then catch up. The networks need to give the shows a little more time for word of mouth. I have told everyone I know they need to watch and I’m sure they are telling everyone they know. Settle down!

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bella December 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I agree with you! This is a great show and so much better than some of the other shows on ABC. They need to give this show a chance and give it more hype like they do with their other shows.

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Jennie December 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Please don’t cancel this show! I think it needs to be moved to a different night and be advertised. This show is awesome, It’s just a bad time slot. Abc cancels shows before giving them a real chance! Don’t make that mistake with Betrayal!

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Jt December 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I watched the first chapter and zero chemistry between Sara Ana Jack. It look like more obsession than love. My problem is I feel nicer the husband than Jack for that I never can feel into the history. This improve with the episodes, but not enough.

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Corey December 27, 2013 at 3:10 am

Betrayal is much better written and acted and than a number of continuing shows, like the laughable Revenge. Too bad it’s not being given a chance.

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karissa December 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

This show is awesome! The best show on tv right now and It’s so different than the same old boring stuff they keep making. The reason the ratings aren’t very high is because It’s a brand new show up against Sunday night football and ABC doesn’t promote it at all. They need to move it to a different night. If they put it on a different night and actually play commercials it will do much better. It’s pretty simple to figure out I don’t know why ABC is trying to sabotage the show like this!

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patti December 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I totally agree! Move it to another night, advertise it, and give it a second season. I really enjoy this, look forward to the next week, and have been bummed out it hasn’t been on of late. Even with Christmas specials, it should still have aired.
What’s your problem ABC. Get on the ball.

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Eden Bauer December 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I challenge a show to find better chemistry than that of Jack and Sara … What a shame to lose this gem!

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Denise woys December 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I am so disappointed that they are doing away with this show. It’s hard to watch ABC cause they just don’t give their shows a chance. So as a viewer I’m done giving ABC a chance.

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karissa December 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I agree! If they don’t bring Betrayal back for a 2nd season I am done with ABC too. They need to give this show a chance!

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Betty aman December 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Best show on these days. Can’t believe it’s been taken off.

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