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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.

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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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Anonymous April 18, 2015 at 2:35 am

I’ve enjoyed this show very much! It was a bummer that Charlie died but they still could have continued on with the show. He WAS a main character but there were many others to spare. The last episode of season two was very interesting and I was eager to see the next episode but come to find out…the show was canceled. PLEASE BRING THE SHOW BACK!!!! That would mean so much!


Jansje April 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

It really is a shame that they cancel the show, I loved watching it. Ofcourse it was a shame that Charlie died, but it didn’t influence my joy to continue watching. I really liked the aspect of using prisoners as a kind of helpdesk and it was exciting for me to watch. Such a shame…


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