According to The Hollywood Reporter, BET has cancelled hip hop drama The Breaks after one season. The series originally aired on VH1 before being brought over to BET this past April amid Viacom’s extensive restructuring; however, the network is said to have not needed the show after a series of recent pickups.
Thanks to said restructuring, BET is one of the core brands that Viacom will focus scripted content on, joining the likes of Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. The corporation has already pared down the scripted content on VH1, MTV, CMT, and TV Land while striking an exclusivity deal with Tyler Perry for scripted originals earmarked for BET. Couple that with straight-to-series procedural In Contempt, HBCU drama The Quad, late-night comedy The Comedy Get Down, anthology Tales, and dance team drama Hit the Floor, with cop drama Rebel still in limbo six months after its first season finale, and there was seemingly no room for another show.
This is the second renewal rescinding from a Viacom network in recent years following VH1 dramedy Hindsight, which was renewed for a second season in March 2015 before the Viacom restructuring began. Once there was a change at the top of the network, Hindsight‘s renewal was reversed and the show was cancelled that August.