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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    this show is great u have to bring it back everytime theres a good show it gets cancelled not fair

  2. lisa says

    Please bring betrayal back. I liked it.more than revenge and never missed an episode!! All the great shows get canceled while the horrible ones survive. Please.bring it back

  3. Nancy says

    Please bring back betrayal, I would record it so I could fast forward the commercials.
    Revenge , Betrayal and General Hospital are my favorite shows.

  4. Sarah says

    I love Betrayel. Watched it from day one and never missed an episode Please bring it back for a second season. You didn’t give it a chance. I know people that started watching it late and they were hooked. One of my favorite shows !!!!

  5. Amy says

    Just discovered this show on replay and got addicted to it. I can’t believe I never paid attention to it though the plot us in Chicago, my city!
    Love it and hope it will come back! I liked the plot, the characters not the time frame but I can still record it.

  6. Lisa says

    Betrayal was good, had I known about it earlier I would have watched it every Sunday. I downloaded the abc app & I discovered betrayal, revenge & resurrection & I will watch allllllllllll of em every Sunday ! I love those !!! Bring betrayal back I want to at least have some closure with this show ! By the way, resurrection should have had a 2 hour opening !
    Bring betrayal back, I want to know who Sara ordered wine for !

  7. Tina Mae says

    Please bring Betrayal back. Would be a shame to loose this one. Hard to find quality shows anymore. This one is one of those quality shows.

  8. Tonya says

    I really loved this show and am so bummed!!! Relevant and relatable. The only negative is that it airs at 10pm, but I just DVR it or watch it on hulutv.

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