As networks start making the toughest decisions, this kind of articles will multiply, shows getting axed. And this is the sad times for a soapy freshman midseason show that just did not make the cut, as NBC cancels Deception during its first season.
This comes the same day as several pilots are not picked up to series, most notably along those lines are: The Gates, Brenda Forever, Joe, Joe Jane and The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives, Hatfields & McCoys and Holding Patterns.
But, back to the cancellation of Deception, it is not a surprise as the show was drawing a lot of comparisons with ABC´s hit Revenge while underperforming compared to it. If you pair that with a big batch of newcomers in the pilot pool and the fate was sealed.
In Deception, A wealthy socialite and notorious party girl, Vivian, the heiress to the Bowers pharmaceutical empire, had been tabloid fodder for years, nevertheless the case doesn’t sit well with FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso, “Avatar”). Convinced that the troubled girl’s death was a homicide, he reaches out to his former flame and police partner, Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good, “Think Like a Man”), convincing her to infiltrate the Bowers household that was once home to her– where she was Vivian’s best friend twenty years earlier — in order to investigate Vivian’s death. When Joanna appears at Vivian’s funeral, some of the family, including patriarch Robert Bowers (Victor Garber, “Argo”), and Joanna’s first love, Julian Bowers (Wes Brown, “Scandal”), embrace her, while others, including Robert’s second wife, Sofia (Katherine LaNasa, “The Campaign”), daughter, Mia (Ella Rae Peck, “Gossip Girl”), eldest son, Edward (Tate Donovan, “Argo”) and his wife, Samantha (Marin Hinkle, “Two and a Half Men”), reluctantly accept Joanna into their home.
As Joanna settles in, she quickly begins to uncover dark secrets and clues that lead her to believe that Vivian’s life was very much in danger. Torn between the lure of the old life she once knew as an extension of the Bowers family and her mission to find out what happened to her best friend, Joanna will have to live a lie to find out the truth.
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