A&E Thursday said it will bring back its freshman crime drama Breakout Kings for a second season.
The series, which stars Laz Alonso (Southland, Avatar) and Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire) as U.S. marshals who head up a team of convicts pulled from jail to track down and capture prison escapees, averaged 1.9 million viewers during its 13-episode run, said the network.
The series is expected to launch its sophomore campaign sometime in first quarter 2012, said the network.
The March 6 premiere episode of Breakout Kings set a network series premiere ratings record among adults 25-54 (1.6 million viewers) and adults 18-49 (1.5 million viewers), but fell short of the 3.6 million total viewers that A&E's drama series The Glades drew in its summer 2010 debut.
Breakout Kings finished its freshman campaign drawing 2 million viewers in its May 30 finale.