Betrayal TV show on ABC: cancel or renew?Network: ABC
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 29, 2013 — January 19, 2014.
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Stuart Townsend, and James Cromwell.

TV show description:      
Based on the Dutch drama series Overspel, this dramatic series revolves around a beautiful photographer who begins an affair with the lawyer for a powerful family.

Following a chance meeting between professional photographer Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware) and top attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend), the two discover they have an instant and undeniable attraction. Unfortunately, they’re both already married. Sara and Jack realize something is missing in their marriages, and fight against the realization that they’ve met their soulmates in one another.

Sara is married to Drew Stafford (Chris Johnson), a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, and they have a seven-year-old son, Oliver, together.

Unbeknownst to Sara, Jack is the in-house counsel to a powerful and shady entrepreneur, Thatcher Karsten (James Cromwell). Jack is married to Thatcher’s daughter, Elaine (Wendy Moniz). She’s is a smart and determined woman who’s trying to make her Chicago café a success on her own terms — while still being a good mother to their 16-year-old twins, Valerie (Elizabeth McLaughlin) and Victor (Braeden Lemasters).

As Sara and Jack struggle with their feelings and their guilt, Thatcher’s brother-in-law is murdered, and all evidence points to Thatcher’s mentally-challenged son, T.J. Karsten (Henry Thomas).

Things become even more complicated when Sara’s husband becomes the prosecuting attorney in the high-profile murder case, a case that could secure his political future. Jack will be the lawyer for the defense.

The lovers quickly find themselves in an impossible situation -– on opposite sides of a murder investigation.

Series Finale:     
Episode #13 — “…A Better Place”
In the aftermath of Sara’s shooting, the two families are forced to confront decisions they’ve made, as well as look to the future.
First aired: January 19, 2014.


What do you think? Do you like the Betrayal TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. says

    This is one fabulous show. Frustrated until the next one. Always leaves you that way. Love the characters. Acting great. In love with Jack and Sara! The way last show ended I know there are all kinds of ways they can continue with the same intrigue and excitement. You have some great writers out there that can do it…PLEASE, don’t take a good show away. MeMe

  2. Lillian says

    I love this show but the way the season ended I don’t think they mean to cancel the series. to be honest one of the main actors Thatcher committed suicide and another one went to California (he can be brought back I guess) but Thatcher can’t. I really don’t know where & for how long else they can take this. Maybe 7 years from know I will find out LOL..I must add that although Thatcher was a bad guy he was a real family man always looking out for them even in the end. I had to feel bad for him when he tried top make sure his family was fine at the way they treated him especially his daughter Elaine threw him out of the house. Then she gives an eulogy?

  3. Boni says

    Please do not cancel. Just loved the actors. They were beyond being good. Ir really was the best and I anxiously waited for it every Sunday night after Revenge.

  4. Sharon Barton says

    Please don’t cancel this series, I cant wait until Sunday night comes so I have something good to watch. Its a real good story, real life

  5. Becky says

    We LOVED this show in our household – We are sick and tired of the FAKE Reality shows. Advertisers were reaching 3 generations in our house – If they Cancel we are forced to go to cable stations to see any shows of quality. It is a great show for that Time Slot. VERY DISAPPOINTED to hear that they are cancelling.

  6. laura says

    First off ABC is soooooo stupid for giving this the wrong time slot.. hence the low ratings! !! This is seriously the only show that is even worth watching! If ABC cancels Im over ABC!!!

  7. Carole says

    Loved this show from day one. I consider this show very different from all others and it keeps me captivated. The cast is spectacular!! PLEASE DON’T CANCEL!

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