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. Jennifer Villacci says

    Betrayal is the only show I watch every week. I honestly think it’s one of the best shows out there and I want to see a season 2.

    • Joanne says

      Please keep Betrayal. One of the best shows, however, you seemed to have ended it. You could have a congressman with a new twist. There are so many stupid reality shows. Get rid of them. Hope ABC keeps Betrayal

  2. Sarah says

    Please do not cancel this show. I LOVE IT. Only reason I watch ABC every Sunday. Definitely addicted to the characters and the story line. GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE.

  3. Betrayal Fan says

    PLEASE bring back SEASON 2 of BETRAYAL! One of the best shows ABC has had in a while. How can shows that have gone stale long ago like Grey’s Anatomy still be aired, but Betrayal not??? Betrayal must return if ABC wants my ratings.

  4. Tiffany says

    I have contacted abc again and in it I included the link to this site. Lets keep contacting them! I know we all want this show back!!

  5. karen says

    Please please please don’t cancel this show. It’s entertaining and completely holds your interest. There are so many boring and unbelievably stupid shows on, this one and revenge are 2 of the best!

  6. Lindsey says

    I love the show! Coming on right after revenge is even better. 10 o clock is just a bad time for any show. Its bedtime people. I dont know how many times i regretted staying up to watch it and was dead tired for work hours later. But i would do it again the week after. I love the show but they did move fast on details and im not sure what they would do to keep the storyline going for more seasons.

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