Have you watched the first season of The Breaks TV show on VH1? If so, we have some promising news for you. While The Breaks has not yet been cancelled or renewed for season two, VH1 has already set up a writers’ room for the second season.
A 1990s hip hop business drama series on the VH1 cable channel, The Breaks stars Afton Willamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call, Evan Handler, Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls, and Ali Ahn. Season one guest stars include Tip “T.I.” Harris, Teyana Taylor, and Gloria Reuben. A sequel to last year’s TV movie, The Breaks TV series follows three young friends chasing their hip hop dreams in New York City.
Deadline asked MTV, VH1, and Logo President Chris McCarthy about the cabler’s scripted series strategy as a whole, and about the future of The Breaks, specifically. Here’s more:
MCCARTHY: We have a ton of projects in the scripted lane. Our development process is fundamentally different than anybody else’s. We don’t do full-on pilots for anything. We partner with the best show creators and we make a lot of it ourselves so we don’t go through a traditional pilot process and then choose one, we build it all together and as a result, the scripted is slightly behind in terms of timing.
We are very excited about how The Breaks has been performing. We already have opened up a writers room for next season, we haven’t officially greenlighted it but everything is looking good. We also have some amazing new miniseries, historical biopics in development. That’s an area we’ve had great success with projects like CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
It sounds to us like VH1 wants to see where a potential second season of The Breaks is going, before they give it the greenlight. That seems fair enough.
The Breaks: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of The Breaks averaged a 0.57 in the 18-49 year old demo and 1.132 million viewers. While those numbers would spell cancellation on a broadcast network, for a little cable channel, they’re not bad, particularly in terms of total audience size.
It would be interesting to find out how the show scores in other age demographics. In other words, how many under 18s are watching?
Right now, it seems more likely than not that The Breaks will return for season two. Check out the show’s Vulture Watch page, and subscribe to receive free updates on The Breaks cancellation or renewal news.
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