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BETRAYAL
Air Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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PREMIERE

LOVE, SEX, MARRIAGE, AND TREACHERY SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL IN THE PROVOCATIVE AND GRIPPING NEW DRAMA, "BETRAYAL," PREMIERING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ON ABC

Two lovers' worlds will collide, culminating in a powerful and compelling story of sex, love, loyalty, marriage and treachery in the provocative, sensual and gripping new drama, "Betrayal," premiering SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," a chance meeting between Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware), a professional photographer, and Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend), a top attorney, leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sara's husband, Drew Stafford (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, and the couple has a seven-year-old, Oliver. Unbeknownst to Sara, Jack is in-house counsel to a powerful but somewhat shady entrepreneur, Thatcher Karsten (James Cromwell), and is married to Thatcher's daughter, Elaine (Wendy Moniz). Sara and Jack both realize something is missing in their marriages, and fight against the realization that they've met their soul mates in one another.

As Sara and Jack struggle with their feelings and their guilt about their families, Thatcher's brother-in-law, Lou, is murdered, and all evidence points to Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Sara discovers she's in the middle of a nightmare when she learns that Drew will be the prosecuting attorney in this high-profile murder case, which can secure his political future, and that Jack will be the lawyer for the defense. The lovers find themselves in an impossible situation - on opposite sides of a murder investigation.

"Betrayal" stars Hannah Ware ("Shame," "Boss") as Sara Hanley, Henry Thomas ("E.T.," "Gangs of New York") as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson ("The Vampire Diaries") as Drew Stafford, Wendy Moniz ("Guiding Light," "The Guardian") as Elaine McAllister, Elizabeth McLaughlin ("The Clique") as Valerie McAllister, Braeden Lemasters ("Men of a Certain Age") as Victor McAllister, with Stuart Townsend ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") as Jack McAllister and James Cromwell ("Babe," "American Horror Story") as Thatcher Karsten.

Guest starring are James Keane as Lou Mrozek, Helena Mattsson as Brandy, Merrin Dungey as Alissa Barnes and Carmen Roman as Constance Mrozek.

"Betrayal," based on the hit Dutch series "Overspel," was written by David Zabel ("ER," "Detroit 1-8-7") and directed by Patty Jenkins ("The Killing," "Monster"), and is executive-produced by Zabel, Lisa Zwerling ("ER," "FlashForward"), Alon Aranya ("Red Widow," "Hostages") and Rob Golenberg ("Red Widow"). It is produced by ABC Studios.

"Betrayal" and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.

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BETRAYAL (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/29/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 1/19/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah's husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten's brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten's son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company's lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara's prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack's affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation -- on opposite sides of a murder investigation. "Betrayal" stars Hannah Ware ("Shame," "Boss") as Sara, Stuart Townsend ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") as Jack, James Cromwell ("Babe," "American Horror Story") as Thacher Karsten, Henry Thomas ("E.T.," "Gangs of New York") as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson ("The Vampire Diaries") as Drew, Wendy Moniz ("Guiding Light," "The Guardian") as Elaine, Elizabeth McLaughlin ("The Clique") as Val and Braeden Lamasters ("Men of a Certain Age") as Vic. "Betrayal" was written by David Zabel ("ER") and directed by Patty Jenkins ("The Killing," "Monster") and is executive-produced by David Zabel, Rob Golenberg ("Red Widow") and Alon Aranya. "Betrayal" is produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Braeden Lemasters as Victor McAllister
· Chris Johnson as Drew Stafford
· Elizabeth McLaughlin as Valerie McAllister
· Hannah Ware as Sara Hanley
· Henry Thomas as T.J. Karsten
· James Cromwell as Thatcher Karsten
· Stuart Townsend as Jack McAllister
· Wendy Moniz as Elaine McAllister
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alon Aranya as EP
· David Zabel as CRTR/EP
· Frank Ketelaar as EP
· Patty Jenkins as DIR (Pilot)
· Rob Golenberg as EP
· Robert Kievit as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios