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. Lana says

    I just found out that Deception isn’t coming back on and I’m so so upset! I love this show! There are so many stupid shows on TV so when a good one is dropped, it effects me! Please bring it back!

  2. Jamie says

    BRING THIS SHOOOWWWWWWW BACCCCKKKKKKKKKKK I’VE BEEN WAITING AND KEPT WONDERING WHY IT HASN’T CAME BACK ON YET ONLY TO COME TO THIS PAGE TO FIND OUT THAT IT HAS BEEN CANCELED VERY VERY UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE THIS SHOW HAD BECAME ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOW AND PLEASSSEEEEEE BRING IT BACK FOR MANY MORE SEASON NOW!!!

  3. Jamie says

    I’m very disappointed I was hoping and I HAVE BEEN WAITING for this show to come back on? It’s sad how you guys make us fall INLOVE with shows ONLY TO CANCEL it….it’s sad and what a WASTE….I would personally LOVE FOR A SEASON 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and many more to come….you guys always cancel the good shows and keep the lame o ES….please bring this show back and YES WITH THE “SAME” characters

  4. Lucy Underwood says

    This was a very good and edge of the seat series – I’m not sure why it was canceled. It counld not have been for the demographics – this is a water cooler, break room conversation every week trying to figure out WHO DUNIT. I am so sorry this was canceled by I hope it sold to another network.

  5. L. Ridgeway says

    I think deception was an awesome show. I didn’t miss a single episode. I looked forward to it every week and set my phone alarm so I wouldn’t miss a minuteand I am extremely shocked and disappointed. the networks have all these crap reality ssinging and dancing shows. how can you possibly keep duck dynasty on and cancel a great an d intriguing show that actually require some thought and intelligencethought.Shame on you NBC!!!

  6. says

    I’m sick of reality tv. Please bring DECEPTION back so 35-65 have something other
    then (dancing singing fighting and who has more money then the other shows )
    To watch

  7. Your Mama says

    Almost every single show I started following this year has been cancelled. Is the problem that I’m watching stupid shows, or that the public has become so stupid from watching reality shows that they can’t follow a simple story line any more?

  8. Briana says

    I am very upset I would love to see this show come back for a second season I looked forward for every Monday to see this show and to see that it is cancel makes me sad that did not give this amazing show there second season with all this mystery the left us with

  9. Susan Kurman says

    I really liked Deception. It was different. I do not see the comparison with ABC’s show Scandal they say they were trying to compete with. Deception had a unique flavor to it, and I will miss it!

  10. Sandy says

    I also was loooking forward to this mystery suspense show. It was intriguing with excellent actors. I wish these stations wouldn’t DROP a show like a hot potato and just leave you hanging……

  11. Ann says

    I was really looking forward to a second season. I have already bought the first season
    And was trying to estimate when the second season would began. Very disappointed NBC
    I realize rating is vital, but what about the dedicated viewers? Talk to the Writers, and Directors give them One more chance to increase rating by a second season with same cast members. NBC please grant your supporting viewers this Plea.

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