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. Jacqueline Graves says

    I love this show, please don’t cancel it. The intensity to this drama continues to draw you in. And there’s already nothing good on Sunday nights.

  2. Jacqueline Graves says

    Please don’t cancel this show, it is one of the few shows on Sunday nights that I really look forward to seeing.

  3. R Starling says

    Please DO NOT CANCEL betrayal…….my husband and I both enjoyed it a lot and will be so disappointed in the network if they let it go.

  4. A Fan says

    Please keep this show!!! It is one of the best on TV, change up some of the old stuff that is just plain stupid!

  5. Louisel says

    I’ve enjoyed this show from the beginning, looked forward to each episode. I know it’s not possible; although this IS television, James Cromwell needs to come back! He was incredibly the best on the show! Evil with an undeniable love for family; he was perfect!

      • Lisa Gonzalez says

        It is always disappointing to me when a quality television show is canceled when there is so much garbage that is renewed. The writing and acting were superb on Betrayal. I couldn’t wait until the next episode. What a missed opportunity for this network. Shame!

    • Anonymous says

      I love this show! If Ican’t watch it on Sundays, I DVR it and watch it at a later time. I don’t think that it was advertised enough. It’s terrrible that such an interesting drama is in danger of being cancelled.

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