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. andrew says

    I loved breaakout kings and was surprised when they killed off charlie but it was a good twist and made the second season thrilling with the addition of damien. I think that the show should have a third season because WHAT A CLIFF HANGER!
    it is easy to predict that the cons wont give him up, because of zancaneli’s comment when he said “he’s my friend” but still the show deserves an ending and i absolutely loved it!

  2. Rita says

    Of all the stupid shows on television, this was so engaging and a person always was eager with anticipation for more. Thanks to NETFLIX I got hooked on the second season and searched online checking for additional seasons. Surprised and disappointed that there is nothing to look forward to.

  3. jessie says

    Duck Dynasty is the most stupidest show ever why keep that on and cancel a good show, Breakout kings is my favorite show. Bring it back please.

  4. Ray says

    Loved the show and very sad to see it go. I got into the show on netflix. I would love for another network to pick it up.

  5. Kimberli says

    I have no loyalty to A&E. Hopefully some other channel will be smart enough to bring back the incredible Breakout Kings…

  6. Robin says

    I loved this show sooo much they keep crappy shows and cancel good ones all the time i think instead of stuffy suit and tie executives making decisions on what gets cut let the fans vote much like reality shows like the voice ,american idol. We are the ones the tune in ask us…..

  7. ann says

    i am very saddened to hear the cancellation of breakout kings 3 rd season. i was following the sh0w very keenly and am hoping that the channel renews season 3 of the show.

  8. Sal says

    This is unfortunate. It was a good show. Unfortunately it had a bad time slot. it was on late on a Sunday. Nothing does well on a Sunday night other than sports or award shows. that goes the same for Alcatraz, it was on at the later time slot on Monday nights following a really bad show. If you are turning off that station because of a bad show you not going to see the good show following it. In the old days the networks would change the day and time to see if that works. These days they cancel with out a chance. But if a show is on Sunday nights, it is doomed from the get go!

  9. amanda blake says

    My whole family loves Breakout Kings. I am the biggest fan! and I was excited for season 3, and more after that . Why in the hell would A&E have shows like storage war stupid by the stupid by the way an and cancel Breakout Kings a great show by the way.

    ! Bring the Kings back. Bring the Kings back

  10. says

    i’m sorry that breakout kings is not coming back as it was the best show ever on every network available. PLEASE SHOVE CHICAGO FIRE AND BRING BACK BREAKOUT KINGS


  11. says

    I am very sad to see The BOK’s is cancelled for season 3. I thought the show was very different from the othe crime/drama shows. the whole cast just jelled together. Didn’t understand why Lazlo left, but couldn’t wait till Sundays. plus I thought Serinda was HOT and BADASS.

  12. AnneDuFault says

    I’m so disappointed about the cancellation of Break Out Kings there’s so much on TV it’s a shame to take off well acted and fast moving drama.

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