NBC Officially Cancels Freshman Drama ‘Deception’

Movies & TV

| May 10, 2013 - 1:43 pm

The Meagan Good mystery series has had the plugged pulled, according to sources noting that the show performed poorly in a key demographic.

NBC has canceled the freshman drama series known as Deception, Deadline reports. It’s not exactly a huge surprise given that the first season concluded in March with a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. Numbers like that lead many to predict that Deception deceived audiences and therefore deserved to be pulled off the air.

Good, the show’s leading lady, took to Twitter to tell her fans the news, tweeting:

“I’m sorry everyone… I just wanted to let you know that NBC has decided not to renew DECEPTION… and I just wanted you guys to hear from me first… I am so thankful …and humbled …and blessed by the out pour of love and support -to see it come back… and saddened that it [the show] is not… Thank you so much for supporting me :) means so much… Well as I can before :) …Daddy always does best onward and upward :) … Thank you NBC for the Opportunity- I’m definitely better for it ! … Lego.”

While Good was certainly the star with Deception as her vehicle, the show also starred Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Laz Alonso and Katherine LaNasa. The show’s initial 13-episode order was reduced to 11 episodes before it premiered, which is generally seen as a warning sign for new shows.

According to Shadow and Act, it is keen to note that NBC ordered two new pilots centered around Black leads for next season. Could this mean they are trying to find a capable program to hang their hat on for the “urban” sector of their key demo? As we reported before, NBC has already signed off on an as-yet-to-be-titled political action thriller set in Washington D.C., starring Lance Gross and Michael Beach; and NBC also gave the go-ahead to the Craig Robinson-centered comedy which will find Larenz Tate as the show’s co-star.

Props: Deadline / Shadow & Act