Deception: Cancelled, No Season Two

DeceptionIt looks like there won’t be a second season for NBC’s Deception. Deadline is reporting that the NBC TV series has been cancelled and is one of the first of the peacock’s shows to get the bad news.

On Deception, a wealthy party girl has been mysteriously murdered. Her childhood friend, now a San Francisco narcotics detective, is convinced by her former partner to go undercover into the wealthy world she thought she’d left behind. The cast includes Laz Alonso, Meagan Good, Victor Garber, Katherine LaNasa, Tate Donovan, Wes Brown, and Ella Rae Peck.

The series debuted in January to a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.66 million total viewers. Those weren’t great numbers but, for NBC, they’d be enough.

The ratings dropped by more than 20% in week two and they kept going down in subsequent weeks. During the course of its 11 week run, Deception fell as low as a 1.1 in the demo and 3.08 million viewers.

Those numbers are terrible and just couldn’t justify bringing the show back for a second season. Unfortunately, the defacto series finale, which aired on March 18th, left viewers with plenty of unanswered questions.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Deception has been cancelled? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?

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  1. karishka says

    Please bring the show back! !! You will have so many viewers! !!!!!! Give it another spot please! !!!!

  2. Cynthia says

    I just saw the first season on Hulu… Why was it canceled?! Ugh! Wish I would have known about the show sooner. Bring it back!

  3. Fatema says

    I was late watching the show. But when I started watching it I couldn’t stop only to find out it was only one season. Pleaseeee bring back more seasons of Deception

  4. kayla says

    Saw Deception on Hulu && I’m highly upset I binge watched the whole season just to find out it was cancelled :( :/ bring it back! Sheesh at least finish the plot and let the mystery be solved.

  5. AJ says

    Please bring it back season 2 is a must. Just watched season 1 on Hulu can’t believe I missed such a great show the first time around.

  6. crystal says

    i thought deception was a great show! I was just re watching the series on hulu the other night and I am so disappointed that you guys cancelled the show.. please bring it back! maybe you guys can have it play at an earlier time…

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