More big news today about the futures of network television: after announcing that they have passed on the pilots for 'Delirium' and 'Sixth Gun,' NBC has announced that it is cancelling mystery-thriller 'Deception' after a single season.
'Deception' was seen as NBC's answer to 'Revenge' over at ABC and never managed to shake off the pretender status that comparison lent it. Critics lauded the first season--particularly the performance of the series' star Meagan Good--but in the end it seems that was insufficient to convince the NBC brass to give 'Deception' a sophomore outing.
The description for 'Deception' reads: "A female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in -- as the maid's daughter to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend." Good played the beautiful detective, surrounded by a cast of veteran supporting players that included Tate Donovan ('Damages,' 'Argo'), Victor Garber ('Charlie's Angels,' 'Web Therapy') and Laz Alonso ('Breakout Kings').
Don't expect Meagan Good to stay out of the spotlight for long. Good was inarguably the best part of 'Deception' and will be appearing in the upcoming feature film 'Doctor Me' as well as the highly anticipated comedy sequel 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues.'
Stick with TVRage for news on further NBC cancellations yet to come.