BET has cancelled The Breaks Season 2, having originally picked up the series following its first-season run on sibling VH1, THR reveals:
The Viacom-owned cable network announced in April that the hip-hop drama would move from BET to VH1 for a second season. That will no longer happen and the series has been canceled after its lone season on VH1.
The Breaks started as a back-door pilot on fellow Viacom cabler VH1. It was based on Dan Charnas’ best-selling book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. The book is considered one of the most comprehensive accounts of the history and business of hip-hop. Charnas documented the rise of the genre as a writer for The Source, the first rap magazine, and is a former record executive. His book spans 40 years of stories and was culled from more than 300 interviews with execs, entrepreneurs, hustlers and handlers.