Betrayal: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Plagued by a predictable story, lackluster writing, and uninspired acting, Betrayal is far less compelling -- even as a guilty pleasure -- than it ought to be.



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 43
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Air date: Sep 29, 2013
Air date: Oct 6, 2013
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
Air date: Nov 10, 2013
Air date: Nov 17, 2013
Air date: Dec 8, 2013
Air date: Dec 15, 2013
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A photographer (Hannah Ware) begins an affair with an attorney (Stuart Townsend) for a powerful family run by a dictatorial patriarch (James Cromwell), but their secret is in jeopardy when her ambitious husband (Chris Johnson) becomes the prosecutor in a high-profile murder case in which her paramour is defending the prime suspect (Henry Thomas). The series, based on the Dutch drama "Overspel," also stars Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters and Elizabeth McLaughlin.


Hannah Ware
as Sara Hanley
Henry Thomas
as T.J. Karsten
Chris J. Johnson
as Drew Hayward
Wendy Moniz
as Elaine McAllister
Elizabeth McLaughlin
as Valerie McAllister
Stuart Townsend
as Jack McAllister
Braeden Lemasters
as Victor McAllister
James Cromwell
as Thatcher Karsten
Ora Jones
as Quincy Theringer
Merrin Dungey
as Alissa Barnes
Roxana Brusso
as Serena Sanguillen
Adam Shapiro
as Nate Greene
Kamal Bolden
as Rodney Moreno
Danny McCarthy
as Detective Mitchell
Carmen Roman
as Constance Mrozek
James Vincent Meredith
as Orestes Anderson
James Keane
as Lou Mrozek
Brian Howe
as Frank Perkins
D.B. Sweeney
as Howard Goss
Jack McGee
as Bernie Arkovich
Juan Francisco Villa
as Detective Orjuela
Jan Radcliff
as Monica Westbourne
Tracey Bonner
as Casillas
Howie Johnson
as Birnbaum
Cedric Young
as Larry Abrams
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Critic Reviews for Betrayal Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Betrayal is a Hitchcockian web of suspenseful treachery.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

The fatal attraction story line is a long windup to a punchline you already know, and promos have revealed it as well.

Sep 30, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The network [ABC] has wrung multiple seasons out of both Revenge and Scandal. So why stop when the going's good? Even if the goings-on in Betrayal tend to be less bracing or stimulating than a watered-down cocktail.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

With law, politics, forbidden romance and the sordid doings of awful rich people all on the table, the raw material is certainly available for Betrayal to become a solid guilty pleasure.

Sep 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If subsequent episodes are going to throw in some twists, the premiere episode gives us no reason to hope that they'll be intriguing or surprising.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An extremely vacuous Harlequin paperback smeared with ABC's trademark, fauxmantic gloss.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

ABC tried something like this before with Dirty, Sexy Money. And that show was better written and much more compelling.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It starts flat, builds up a bit and then ends in an unsatisfying way, so just imagine a hookup that just doesn't do it for you.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

This copycat is lacking in any redeeming qualities.

Oct 8, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The first episode of Betrayal isn't really enough to sell me on the premise, as I'm still not entirely sure what the titular betrayal is.

Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When she finds out Drew has Jack in his sights, the news so devastates her that she faints, wasting what looks like a rather nice bottle of wine. You might feel bad for the wine, and maybe for the hour you could have spent doing other things.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Betrayal better become top-shelf crazy like Revenge or give us more compelling characters like Scandal to pique any interest.

Sep 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Betrayal: Season 1

  • Feb 09, 2014
    I love's what I looked forward to watching on Sunday nights!!!
  • Dec 16, 2013

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