‘Deception’ Cancelled By NBC

NBC won’t make their official upfront presentation in New York City until next Monday, but the network did make one early announcement. They are cancelling the mid-season soap opera Deception.

That announcement, in and of itself, may not be a complete surprise to the viewing public, but it is a disappointment for the small fanbase the show developed over its short 11-episode run earlier this year. When the series debuted back on January 7, it earned a modest 5.6 million viewers but as the rest of the episodes rolled out over the next consecutive weeks, the ratings fell to a weekly average of 3.6 million viewers.

‘Deception’ followed Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good), a detective who goes undercover inside the home of the wealthy family where she grew up (as the maid’s daughter) to solve the murder of Vivian Lawson, the notorious heiress of that wealthy family, who was once Joanna’s closest friend. Among the cast of ‘Deception’ was Victor Garber (‘Alias’), Wes Brown (‘True Blood’), Tate Donovan (‘Damages’), Laz Alonso (‘Breakout Kings’), Bree Williamson (‘Haven’), Katherine LaNasa LaNasa (‘Longmire), Marin Hinkle (‘Two and a Half Men’) and Ella Rae Peck (‘Gossip Girl’).

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]