While ABC is enjoying some notable Nielsen ratings success with its freshman medical procedural, The Good Doctor, a lot of its surviving dramas are getting long in the tooth. The Disney-owned network needs a touch of magic. Enter the new Deception TV show. Not to be confused with the 2013 NBC primetime soap of the same name, this one is crime drama with a sleight-of-hand twist. Will Deception be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
From creator Chris Fedak, Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as illusionist Cameron Black. The ABC cast also includes: Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins, and Vinnie Jones. With big shows in Vegas and New York, Cameron is rocketing to the top, when scandal derails his show and his twin’s life. While watching the news, he realizes that the FBI has been deceived by an illusionist, and whoever it was stole one of his signature moves. Now, this magician is using his tradecraft to help the Feds apprehend some of the most elusive criminals in the world and hopes to prove his brother, Jonathan (Cutmore-Scott), is an innocent man.
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What do you think? Do you like the Deception TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?