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. Anonymous says

    This was one of the best thrillers on primetime tv in a long time. Suspenseful and intriguing . PLEASE
    DONT CANCEL….great actors love them all!

  2. Jenny says

    LOVE this show. I’m no writer, but I think there is a lot they can do with the storyline. The actors are immensely talented and have great chemistry as a whole.

  3. Anonymous says

    yes i found the show by chance and i absolutely LOVED IT!!!
    They must make a 2nd Season damitt we need to find out what happens with Jack ;(

  4. Nicole says

    Please don’t cancel the show I love it I watch it after the kids are in bed. on my down time. But its sounds like ABC only want stupid shows on I loved GCB and now this really don’t you see we don’t all have to watch reality shows it can be a filmed show to .
    Please don’t end the show !!!!!

  5. Rick Turner says

    No, Do not cancel it. I find it to be a very interesting show. I would love to see what they have in store for a second season. There have been so many other disappointing shows. Please keep this one alive.

  6. RENEE says

    I LOVED IT!!!
    My friend and I cant get enough. We will be very disappointed if its cancelled.
    I hope they give it another chance.

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