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Breakout Kings: Cancelled; No Season Three

Breakout Kings no season 3A&E has cancelled their crime drama, Breakout Kings after two seasons and 23 episodes. It seems this case is closed.

Breakout Kings follows a squad of U.S. Marshals who make special deals with prisoners to catch escaped convicts. The cast includes Laz Alonso, Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Swan, and Jimmi Simpson.

The series debuted in March 2011 to a 1.2 rating in the demo with 2.8 million viewers. The ratings declined in later weeks and the first season finale drew a 0.8 rating with 2.01 million.

Should Breakout Kings have been cancelled?

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In March 2012, the second season debuted with a 0.8 rating with 2.11 million. In that episode, many viewers were shocked to see Alonso’s lead character Charlie abruptly killed off. Alonso later told fans that leaving the show was not his idea.

Over the course of season two, the ratings for Breakout Kings further declined, hitting a low of a 0.5 rating with 1.27 million. The finale aired last month and A&E has decided they don’t want a third season.

Of the cancellation, Malcolm Goodwin (Shea on the series) tweeted, “So Breakout Kings is canceled. Thx to all 4 the luv & support over the last 2 seasons! It’s been a fun experience! Much luv! On to the next.”

The news comes soon after co-creator Matt Olmstead was signed to run NBC’s new fireman drama, Chicago Fire.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Breakout Kings won’t be back for a third season? Did Alonso leaving the series influence your watching the series?

 

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Ellie Trivett March 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

This show was amazing what the **** were they thinking just cancelling it after season two

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Nikki March 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

I am binge watching Breakout Kings at the moment as Dutch tv showed them a while ago but I lost track. I am greatly enjoying the show and was hoping that Netflix only had 2 seasons because season 3 was airing or something…. what a disappointing surprise to find out there is no more!! I love the concept and all the roles are filled with such great people to watch What a shame A&E…. such a shame

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bruce wayne March 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

Best show -Best written-Best acted
on TV. Shame on A&E, you should bring everyone back
for a season 3.

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Dee March 2, 2015 at 5:32 am

Did not like you killing off Charlie. Why?

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Breakout King Fan February 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

This should not be cancelled! I watched the whole two seasons back to back and was waiting for more!!! just as it was getting good its cancelled just like a lot of other good shows…shame shame

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matt February 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm

They should definitely make a season 3. The show was great, fuck A&E find a different channel to play it on

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Jason February 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

Complete bs. This show was awesome. Wow very disappointed.

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Matthew February 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm

The show ended with a cliffhanger at least tell us if the cons choose themselves over zancenelly.

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wesley February 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

Should at least make a movie as a finale.

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Sage January 31, 2015 at 1:43 am

You really shouldn’t have cancelled it, this was an amazing show and it ended so terribly like no conclusion? Please bring it back!!!!!!!! The death of Charley had nothing do to with anything!

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Wayne January 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Cant believe after watching this there isn’t a season 3 well shocked after watching both season in 5 days really enjoyed please make a third I live in the. Uk make it available here pls and I bet theratings are much better

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Tammy January 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

Breakout kings should definitely continued. I am very disappointed in A&E.

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Graham Friend January 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

Loved it! I was not put off by Charlie being killed off. It lead to a thrilling ongoing investigation with a great finale.

Wish it was continuing for a third season.

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emma January 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Gutted just watched both seasons and loved it! Couldn’t stop watching! Really gutted!

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Anonymous February 21, 2015 at 12:22 am

Season 3 season 3 season 3

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