The A&E drama Breakout Kings received disappointing news today with the show’s cancellation coming after a cliffhanger second season ender last month.
The premise behind ‘Breakout Kings’ was about a squad of U.S. marshals who team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences. Originally, the show was passed on by FOX despite strong testing; then A&E stepped in and picked the show up. The cast of ‘Breakout Kings’ included Laz Alonso, Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Jimmi Simpson and Serinda Swan.
During its two season run, ‘Breakout Kings’ averaged approximately 1.7 million viewers, which is considerably lower than the average viewership for the network’s other drama ‘The Glades’ that averaged about 2.5 million viewers over its run.