‘The Breaks’ Season 2 Won’t Be Coming to BET After All
BET has scrapped their plans to revitalized the hip-hop drama The Breaks after VH1 canceled it last year. Back in April, BET announced that it would pick up The Breaks from their sister network VH1 for a full second season run.
That will no longer happen, reports The Hollywood Reporter. However, BET will move forward with a fourth season of VH1's cheerleading drama Hit the Floor after its third season recently wrapped.
According to THR, the cable network no longer needed The Breaks after picking up several other programs including the procedural drama In Contempt, HBCU drama The Quad, The Comedy Get Down and Hit the Floor. Meanwhile, Being Mary Jane will end their four-season run with a two-hour series finale in 2018.
The Breaks was based on Dan Charnas’ The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, a comprehensive book documenting the 40-year history of hip-hop and business. The series had an eight-episode run on VH1 before ending in February 2016 with a million views per episode. The drama starred Mack Wilds, Method Man, Wood Harris, Antoine Harris, Melonie Diaz and others. Guest stars included Tip "T.I." Harris, Teyana Taylor, Dave East, Gloria Reuben and more.
50 Greatest East Coast Hip-Hop Albums of the 1990s