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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  1. Shay says

    I’m sooooooo Pissed that this show got canceled! I loved all the action and watching Llyold crack his head trying to solve all the riddles. Everyone one of the actors and actresses were amazing. They should at least make a series finale instead of just ending it the way they did, it’s not far to all the fans. I’m tired of losing the shows I love watching to crap like Jersey Shore, the Bachelor, Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo Boo! Seriously what the hell!!!

  2. Dee says

    ABSOLUTELY loved this show! I just checked to see when it was returning and found it was cancelled! This show was smart and funny. Loved Charlie but remained a huge fan without him. Please bring it back!!! With all the crap on tv, I don’t understand why the great shows are cancelled!

  3. j.r. says

    It totally sucks that THE BREAKOUT KINGS won’t be back.I, for one, am really pissed! Someone PLEASE BRING IT BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. says

    My husband and I really enjoyed the Breakout King series. We watched it every Sunday at 10 o’clock . If we happen not to be home, we would tape it to watch later. We have on DVD the first and second series and awaiting the third to come. The end of the second season was so good and we anticipated waiting and watching the third series. We were thoroughly disappointed that the series was canceled because we enjoyed it so much. Someone at the station should reconsider and reinstate the series. We feel that that have made a big mistake. Breakout King followers.

  5. April says

    I loved that show. I would still watch after Charlie was killed. The actors do an amazing job. Could you please bring it back?

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