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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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G.H September 17, 2014 at 8:35 am

I really think that this show deserves a second chance. I really hope there is something someone can do to get this show up and running again. It might have a better chance now in 2014/2015- as a lot of people have started watching crime shows lately like Sherlock and that’s not coming back till 2016. Please bring it back

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cortney September 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

We need a season 3 !!

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lydia September 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm

loved breakout kings, esp, jimmy simpson. so cute and interesting.

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Tammy September 7, 2014 at 3:09 am

How about if you make a movie or mini series to rap up the ending. It was a great show and now we don’t get to see them not take the deal.

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couple in sweden September 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Come on even the freaking kardashian show has lasted longer than this!
We loved this show and cannot belive it was cancelled after only two seasons so dissapointing, it was a smart and intressting show.
How do they rate ratings so low this days when everyone is streaming like us for example.

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Ronald Young September 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Find me on Facebook, Oklahoma City, please put the show back on, I watched it every time it came on. thank you for your time I hope you put it back on

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michel September 1, 2014 at 1:10 am

yeah don’t let us hanging like that !!! it’s cruel ! ;)

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jacqueline price August 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

put it back on

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jacqueline price August 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I loved break out kings hey should consider putting it bak on they just left us hanging

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karen August 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

My husband and I are so disappointed we loved this show. Could not believe there is not a 3rd season. There has been shows that have gone on for 6 or more series that we would not watch after the first because they were written so badly and the acting was terrible.My mom & grandson came to visit for 2 weeks and totally got hooked on it. This was a show many ages enjoyed. Someone made a bad choice by cancelling it.

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Halie August 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I loved this show so much!! I’m so upset there is not going to be another season. With the way season 2 ended… There has to be another season:(

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Melanie August 13, 2014 at 2:27 am

I agree! I loved the show too! While I was completely surprised that Charlie died, I thought the show still had momentum. The characters are really great and very consistent. Very sad there is no third season.

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Myeisha August 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I am so disappointed I watched all two seasons looking forward to the third. They just left us with nothing…just the guy dying who killed Charlie and kidnapped ray’s daughter…when Charlie died it was heart breaking but it didn’t stop me from watching the show faithfully…it was still a very good show !!! It should have not been cancelled

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