Deception: Why Just 11 Episodes?

Deception TV show on NBCWhen NBC gave the go-ahead for Deception, the network ordered 13 episodes of the TV series. There are now just 11 installments. What happened?

At the TCA Winter Press Tour, Deception executive producer Gail Berman told The Futon Critic, “It was cut back to 11 because [NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt] did what I thought was an incredibly ingenious move: they put it on so [it] would have no interruptions. So it’s 11 in a row. They couldn’t fit 13 in a row.”

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

What do you think? Do you agree with NBC’s strategy? Do you think Deception will stick around long enough to see all 11 episodes air?

UPDATE: NBC has canceled Deception after one season.

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  1. Serenitydvn says

    This show was awesome! I hate they ended it this way! It leaves a lot of unanswered questions! Maybe if they would have done a better job advertising it it would have had more ratings while actually showing! Signed very disappointed viewer! It was a great show need more like it!

  2. Sheila says

    I’d never heard of this show until catching on Hulu this year. What a disappointment to find it was canceled first season. Either NBC does poor job of marketing to viewers or who ever pulled the trigger should quit their day job. Incredible story line and even more incredible acting. How does the crap survive?

  3. Kevin says

    please bring deception back it is very great show.why does all of the good shows have to go off of the air early. and then the bad shows are on season after season after season .please bring it back at least for one more season.

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