BET Has Canceled Plans For ‘The Breaks’ Season Two
An unfortunate change for a show such as The Breaks, which had a devoted audience and a strong showing on TV.
BET had originally taken over airing duties of The Breaks from VH1. It had appeared that the show found a great home that catered and was tailored for those who loved hip-hop. Unfortunately, that will no longer happen, as the Viacom-owned cable network announced that it has canceled the show after its lone season on VH1.
Based off of Dan Charnas’ best-seller, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, the show was a fictionalized chronicling of the rise of hip-hop. Charnas’ book documented the same rise and spanned 40 years of stories, culled from 300 interviews with executives, entrepreneurs, hustlers and handlers.
The Breaks wrapped this past February, averaging a million viewers per episode. Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds, Melonie Diaz, Evan Handler and Gloria Reuben starred.
BET recently also picked up the cheerleading drama, Hit The Floor, plus added In Contempt, The Quad, The Comedy Get Down.