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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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Lynn Lynn April 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Bring the show back…bring show back!!! Please and Thank you #TeamBetrayal


Gerrie April 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Love the show! Please bring it back..


Tami April 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

Please bring the show back for season two. The concept was thrilling and loved the storyline, with such a great cast………at the end of last season, it left us in suspense, and looking forward to wonderinf if they are going to Wash. DC, which would be a great story…


Joann April 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Please bring this show back, I’m completely hooked on this show. I don’t understand why bring a show on television with so much incomplete endings and then just end it there. at least continue it online it different time.


Marie April 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Please bring it back my sister in law and i are waiting !!!!
Love the show


wilber April 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

aaaaah u nt srs…betrayal z e bst


carol April 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I love this show maybe it needs to be on another night, so it is not up against other good shows


Helen April 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Are fricken serious??? Bring it back!!!!!


Helen April 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Seriously you need to bring it back… NOT FAIR!!


sheena April 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

I love this show still wanna know if she pick Jack or drew you guys can’t do this to people. Its not fair bring it back please


Shelia April 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

I loved this show and everyone I know watched it. Please let us see a finale.


Anonymous April 24, 2014 at 2:24 am

Keep betrayal on


Shahied April 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

loved the show…plze don’t cancel******


Pam April 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I love love love this show!!!!! Am so disappointed that it has not come back on yet.


Anonymous April 23, 2014 at 1:39 am

Doesn’t look like this show is coming back.


Mary Price April 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Love Betrayal, great show! Please don’t cancel this show!


Doreen April 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Loved this show! Shocked that ratings were low. Would at least, like to see a finale.


Anonymous April 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

Love this show bring it back


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