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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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Sad Fan November 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

PLEASE BRING DECEPTION BACK!!! This was such a good series!!

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gloria July 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

i want to see decesion agin it is a very good series please put it back on

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ireen girard May 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I’m very dissapointed they ended that series . It was very classy and held a lot of suspense . The actors were great it seems they always end the good shows.

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Deborah Ann May 14, 2013 at 12:16 am

I am missing Deception, I need a Deception fix ….. put my show back on.

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Mary Fanzo May 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Bring Deception back!

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Noemie Del Marr May 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I am missing Deception. Please bring it back !

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Nancy May 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I love this show, and I do hope to see it come back.
It seems like when we like a show they take it off the air??

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Two Fans! May 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

We loved Deception and watched faithfully. We need to know how it all turns out so don’t leave us hanging – another season would be great!

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Dorea May 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Good Show!!!
Can’t wait for the contiuation of this show to see what happens next.

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Anonymous April 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm

GREAT SHOW………NEEDED MORE TIME ON THE AIR TO GET EVERYONE HOOKED. JUST LIKE “REVENGE” . LOVE THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN MEAGAN AND LAZ. NBC IF YOU DO NOT RETURN THIS SHOW TO THE AIR, YOU WILL BE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE.

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Miriam April 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Please continue with the series!! Love the show. Want to see where it’s going!!
Greetz from Holland

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Gregster April 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

good show bring it back

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dana rivera April 15, 2013 at 11:40 am

I have been waiting for this series to continue, just when Mia gets kidnapped poof its gone. If this is it, it was just a cliff hanger is all. Yeah not good!!

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gale April 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

They seem to do this lot lately. You get involved with a show than POOF! Its gone

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