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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  1. Marv 2 says

    Every time I start to dig a show they take it off the air. Man, I’m in love with Serinda Swan she can kick my but anytime. The other show I started to like was Johnny Zero and it’s gone too.

  2. Grant says

    Great. Leave us all hanging out here after the marshalls asked the squad to give up Zanconelli. ( Spelling?) Big letdown.

  3. Dave says

    That was one show I loved watching weekly. Are you crazy A&E?!?!?!?! Bring back that show! I wanna know what happens to the team and about the investigation they left us with in the season finale!

  4. Danyle says

    We watched it every week ….it was an awesome show….what are they thinking
    To leave it hanging like that….bring it back…..

  5. David in Mandarin says

    Charlie being killed off in the show, did not make me want to stop watching. It made it more interesting how Ray was going to handle things. The show should not be cancelled. They should have waited until each convict was able to be free from their sentence and see how they could cope with life outside of prison and US Marshal service. I think the writer just decided he could get more noticed by doing Chicago Fire on NBC

  6. Paria says

    Its one of the best tv shows i ever seen.I enjoyed the show and feel it was a big mistake to cancel it.

  7. mario says

    Its one of the best tv shows i ever seen. Itd stupid to cancel this. If people are sad because charlie died, why the producers dont make a 3rd season with him appearing? Saying that we wasn`t dead and was unvaiable and hide
    because of another goverbment job?

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