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. Tiffany says

    Bring it back!! I watch reruns on Hulu all the time! It needs a better time slot and proper marketing/promoting for the second season. I never heard anything about it on abc. The only way I found this show was on Hulu. Please keep it!


    I hate the way these networks do business. If it doesn’t fit their precious 18-49 demographics it’s gone. It’s like fill the slots up with more reality shows. Cheap and easy. No wonder the shift to cable TV worries them. Betrayal never had a chance as good as it was and I notice that with a lot of good shows.

  3. Mistress says

    NooooooPLEASE DON’T CANCEL :-( this is one of my favorite shows! I always had it recording on the dvr! One season is not enough!!!! Give it a chance! They cancel everything way to early and don’t give the shows a chance and that’s not fair! No wonder they can’t find a show to fill the slot! PLEASE KEEP THIS SHOW!

  4. Brittny says

    Please don’t cancel the show! I love this show and they at least deserve another season. When Seinfeld started they didn’t think it would make it and look what happened!

  5. Tommalene Morales says

    Nooooooooooo! Please don’t cancel. I love this show. Please give it a second show. I can’t wait to see who replaces Thatcher Karsten. Maybe his daughter.

  6. Suzanne Muir says

    A single season of a show is not a “series.” Bring back the show. Mad Men, albeit a cable network show, was slow to take hold and find a following. Betrayal could follow suit if ABC gives it a chance with a second season.

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