Betrayal (TV series)

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Betrayal
Betrayal logo.jpg
Format Serial drama
Based on Dutch series Overspel 
by Frank Ketelaar
Robert Kievit
Developed by David Zabel
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alon Aranya
  • David Zabel
  • Frank Ketelaar
  • Rob Golenberg
  • Robert Kievit
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) – January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)
External links
Official website

Betrayal is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from September 29, 2013, to January 19, 2014. The series was developed by David Zabel and starred Hannah Ware.[1][2] It is based on the Dutch drama series Overspel, broadcast by VARA.[3] The pilot episode was directed by Patty Jenkins.[4] Betrayal joined ABC's Sunday line-up after ABC's dramas, Once Upon a Time and Revenge.

Betrayal was officially cancelled by ABC on April 9, 2014.[5]

Premise[edit]

The series stars Hannah Ware as Sara Hanley, a photographer, who begins an affair with Jack McAllister (played by Stuart Townsend), a lawyer for a powerful family. Both married to other people, Jack and Sara find themselves drawn to one another. The premise also revolves around a murder trial, which involves both of them on separate sides which makes things even more complicated.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13[6] September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) TBA TBA TBA

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" Patty Jenkins David Zabel September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) 5.16[7]
2 "...Except When the Bear is Chasing You" Michael Morris David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06) 3.90[8]
3 "If You Want the Fruit..." Constantine Makris David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling October 13, 2013 (2013-10-13) 2.88[9]
4 "...That is Not What Ships Are Built For" Jim McKay Paul Davies & David Zabel October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20) 3.51[10]
5 "...Nice Photos" Stephen Cragg Yahlin Chang October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27) 3.30[11]
6 "...The Things That Drive Men Crazy" Paul McCrane Julia Cho November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) 3.44[12]
7 "...We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor" Michael Morris Joe Hortua November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10) 3.20[13]
8 "...One More Shot" Stephen Cragg Alison Tatlock November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17) 3.39[14]
9 "It's Just You and Me Now..." Bethany Rooney David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08) 3.05[15]
10 "...Number 16" Andrew Bernstein Paul Davies December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15) 3.60[16]
11 "...The Karsten Way" John Scott Yahlin Chang January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05) 3.38[17]
12 "Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth..." Stephen Herek Julia Cho & Joe Hortua January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) 2.74[18]
13 "...A Better Place" David Zabel David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) 3.31[19]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR Viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) 1.5/4 5.16[7] N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 "...Except When the Bear is Chasing You" October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06) 1.1/3 3.90[8] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "If You Want the Fruit..." October 13, 2013 (2013-10-13) 0.8/2 2.88[9] N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "...That is Not What Ships Are Built For" October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20) 0.9/2 3.51[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 "...Nice Photos" October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27) 0.9/2 3.30[11] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "...The Things That Drive Men Crazy" November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) 1.0/3 3.44[12] N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 "...We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor" November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10) 0.8/2 3.20[13] N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 "...One More Shot" November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17) 0.9/2 3.39[14] N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 "It's Just You and Me Now..." December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08) 0.7/2 3.05[15] TBA TBA TBA TBA
10 "...Number 16" December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15) 0.8/2 3.60[16] TBA TBA TBA TBA
11 "...The Karsten Way" January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05) 0.7/2 3.38[17] TBA TBA TBA TBA
12 "Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth..." January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) 0.8/2 2.74[18] TBA TBA TBA TBA
13 "...A Better Place" January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) 0.7/2 3.31[19] TBA TBA TBA TBA

International distribution[edit]

  • On August 29, 2013, it was announced that Channel 5 had bought the UK rights to the series, which it began airing Friday 18 April 2014.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Lynette (May 10, 2013). "ABC renews 'Nashville,' 'Scandal, 'Grey's Anatomy' and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 10, 2013). "ABC Orders 7 Dramas and 5 Comedies, Axes 'Happy Endings'". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ West, Kelly (August 28, 2012). "ER's David Zabel to Develop Betrayal for ABC". Cinema Blend. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "BETRAYAL (ABC)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2014 TV Season: Renewals, Cancelations, and Show on the Bubble". Yahoo. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Shows A–Z – betrayal on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
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  8. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (October 8, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Up + Final NFL Ratings & Unscrambled CBS". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (October 15, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'The Amazing Race' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge' & 'Betrayal' Adjusted Down Plus Final Football & Baseball Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (October 22, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (October 29, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; 'Revenge', 'Betrayal' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down & Final Sports Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (November 5, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down + Final NFL Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 12, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Revenge' & 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down, Plus CBS & Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (November 19, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Once Upon a Time' or 'Almost Human'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 10, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons', 'Family Guy', 'Revenge' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'Once Upon a Time', 'Betrayal' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (December 17, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down, No Adjustment for 'Revenge' or 'Survivor'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (January 7, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', '60 Minutes' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons', 'Bob's Burgers', 'The Best of Jimmy Fallon' & 'Betrayal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (January 14, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Mentalist', 'American Dad', 'Family Guy', 'Bob's Burgers' & 'Bachelor' Special Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + 'Golden Globe' Finals". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (January 22, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Revenge', 'The Following' or 'Betrayal' & Final NFC Championship Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Betrayal S1". Multichoice. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/betrayal.html
  22. ^ Munn, Patrick (August 29, 2013). "Channel 5 Acquires UK Rights To ABC's 'Betrayal'". TV Wise. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 

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