Monday, November 20, 2017

BET Scraps Plans for Season 2 of 'The Breaks'

BET has announced today that it will not be moving forward with production of a second season of the original drama series The Breaks. The drama originally aired on VH1 earlier this year and has now essentially been cancelled.

The drama starred Afton Williamson, Wood Harris, Tristan Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call, Evan Handler, Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls and Gloria Reuben.

Dan Charnas and Seith Mann developed the series based on Charnas' book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. They executive produced with Darren Goldberg, John J. Strauss, Bill Flanagan, Maggie Malina, Chris McCarthy and Amy Doyle. Atlantic pictures produced.

The 8-episode first season of the drama aired on VH1 during January and February of 2017. It averaged around a million viewers per episode. In April, it was announced that the drama would be moving to BET for its second season - alongside fellow VH1 drama Hit the Floor. The move comes as Viacom is restructuring its offerings on a number of networks with a focus on six core brands - Paramount Network, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and MTV.