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. I LOVE DECEPTION says

    I just watched this show on Hulu and I’m dying to know what happens next! BRING DECEPTION BACK!!!!!!!

  2. says

    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.

  3. Nancy says

    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??

  4. Two Fans! says

    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!

  5. Anonymous says

    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.

  6. dana rivera says

    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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